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This article was published on February 25, 2009


    Naver.com to release Opencast this Sunday

    Naver.com to release Opencast this Sunday
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    Business development manager in Shanghai, always up to play with shiny gadgets, firecrackers or eat Shabu shabu. (Japanese hotpot)         Business development manager in Shanghai, always up to play with shiny gadgets, firecrackers or eat Shabu shabu. (Japanese hotpot)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Check out joop.in                                                                                                                               • Got Twitter? ♥ -> @Joop

    South Korean search engine Naver.com announced the release of Opencast this Sunday March 1st. I had a brief introduction by an Naver employee about the new feature. In short, Opencast can be best described as a widget showing random blogposts with a Twitter-like subscription function. (get it?) Ah, well… Perhaps you should see the video for an impression, or at least to see how slick the admin panel looks.

    Naver.com has over 150 million views per day, the fact that they are tapping user generated content and displaying it on their frontpage is an interesting development.
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