Monday, September 18, 2017

Links for Aug-Sept 2017

It's time for another link round-up. Stuff I was interested in this month.

Techie stuff

Society / Culture  / Etc. 

Links with a picture


The purchase of air purifiers from China grew the most of any item. In the first half of 2016, only 7,141 air purifiers were bought online from China. That figure jumped to 78,750 between January and June this year, an 11-fold increase.
Online foreign buying booms-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Ha, so China is making a killing selling air purifiers to clean the air that China polluted while making... air purifiers? This isn't supposed to be how the cycle goes.

There is no doubt that Yeosu, with its beautiful shoreline and exotic dishes, is a cool city to visit. Even so, a recent tourism boom there has many people scratching their heads, including those who promote tourism in the city.
Mysterious tourism boom in Yeosu

Yeosu is a great little city, and I think it's cute that they claim not to know why people why to visit it. Bold marketing move, because now I want to visit even more.

Finally, here are two articles (Korean) about a topic that grinds my gears. Many Korean portal sites block search engines from accessing and indexing their content. I don't mean scraping content from rival portals, I mean governmental, corporate, and education portals. Sites that exist specifically to distribute useful, sometimes vital, information. This public information languishes behind these no-robots restrictions.

Thanks for reading. See you next month.

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