Abstract - The Information Society 22(1)

Is Korea a Strong Internet Nation?

Pyungho Kim

The spectacular growth of the Internet in Korea has propelled her to the very top of the international rankings based on technology peneration statistics. The resulting international attention and national pride have fostered the notion of “Korea—a strong Internet nation.” The ready embrace of this idea by the officials and the public at large has made a critical evaluation almost an anathema. This paper reviews the published critiques, which have been rare and scattered, and opens up the “what next” question for an unbounded discussion.


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