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Counterfeit Is Illegal 이미지
Counterfeit Is Illegal
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수1246
  • Counterfeit Is IllegalBy Lee Sun-min Cub Reporter, Junior of Department of Computer EngineeringLuxury: a product where a user gains the authority to use a specific brand.Counterfeit: a product that is used or imitated without any legal authority.Lately, the consumption of luxury products has been rapidly increasing, due to the pent-up demand, caused by COVID-19. There has been an increase in people who are expending luxury products so that they can show off their economic power. However, luxury brands prices are now increasing. It is becoming difficult to get these products because of the high prices, and limited quantities. Therefore, people are trying to seek products in a different way. This way is by Counterfeit. The products are not the real thing, but if you are not an expert, it can be difficult to know the difference between a counterfeit and a genuine product. Plus, you are able to buy counterfeit products at a much cheaper price. So, is purchasing counterfeit products a wise consumption? The following article looks at the production and selling of counterfeit products, and what effect it has.Appearance and Enlargement of the MarketSo, how did counterfeit products begin to be produced? Previously, there was an article of literature from Goreo and Joseon which read, Beware of fake Cheong-Sim-Hwan. This shows that counterfeit products have existed for a long time. As manufacture-technology has developed over time, the quality levels of counterfeit products are increasing. Also, counterfeit production is inevitable, because fashion brands can duplicate products easier than any other industries. Lately, the conspicuous consumption of premium products is getting higher, so the counterfeit market scales are also getting bigger. Also, as international-trade grows, and expands from offline to online markets, products can now be traded all over the world.Changes that Counterfeit Production and Consumption have Brought AboutThe first change is that the value of brands is decreasing. Counterfeit products can damage the brands value and image, which can then cause economic losses. In the case of luxury products, the more that people purchase counterfeit products, the weaker the symbolic value of that luxury product becomes. Therefore, the luxury industry is making great efforts to increase the value of the brand. Chanel, a premium luxury brand for example, has sharply raised the price of their most popular products and also limited the number of purchases, so that each person can purchase only one product per year.The second change is the disappearance of the perception that purchasing counterfeit products is morally wrong. Recently, more people are reviewing imitation purchases and introducing fake-market locations in detail through their personal SNS, YouTube accounts, and blogs. They feel satisfaction through buying counterfeit products that are almost the same as the originals, and they also feel proud of it. Even sellers tell you, Do not worry about being restricted, and keep shopping. Selling counterfeit products is illegal, but punishment for those counterfeit products is low. If the government tries to catch the counterfeit markets, then the sellers will move their marketplaces online, which will be another big problem, and will also make it harder for them to be caught. As a result of this current situation, customers no longer feel guilty about illegally buying counterfeit products.How to Reduce Consumption on Counterfeit ProductsSo, how can we reduce fake consumption? Experts believe that it will be resolved only when the type of consumption changes, or when the public perception that the purchase of counterfeit products is wrong begins to expand. Therefore, it should become a global trend for consumers not to consume counterfeit products. with an efficient marketing strategy which identifies the characteristics and uniqueness of each consumer. While respecting the choices of pursuing individual uniqueness and preference for imported luxury products, making a society that feels shameful of buying counterfeit products will reduce the consumption of fake products.Everyone has a desire to acquire something that can give them maximum satisfaction. They are learning the fancy side of celebrities and making comparisons between those people and themselves. Therefore, once you buy a luxury brand product, you can show that you are the kind of person who can afford to buy expensive products. However, after that, you might also avoid buying low-priced products, because of the thought that some people might consider you to be a person who makes excessive consumptions, or takes someone elses products. Therefore, counterfeit goods that are similar to the real products, would not easily disappear, because buying counterfeit products is an easy way to get the value of real things. However, a counterfeit product is just an imitation of a masterpiece. No-one will acknowledge the value of those counterfeit goods. People who sell counterfeit products, and also the people who consume those products, are both behaving illegally. We should try not to justify and rationalize those illegalities anymore.
  • 등록일2022-07-04 11:21:55
A Useful Policy 이미지
A Useful Policy
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수1255
  • A Useful PolicyBy Kim Myeong-gyu Cub Reporter, Junior of Chemical and Biological EngineeringFrom 2022, it is said that tailored asset subsidies that can support young people will be expanded from 1.7 trillion won to 2 trillion won. As financial support has been expanded, more young people can benefit from it. In particular, more help can be received in each field such as employment, housing, education, and welfare. Among the many policies, I would like to briefly introduce the representative youth policy contents and standards that young people should know.* Education and jobs1. National Tomorrow Learning Card: This is a policy that supports training expenses to develop and train vocational skills that are helpful for workplaces.Qualified targets: It can be issued to all citizens, aged 15 or older,who want to have vocational training. In the past, it was only possible for prospective college graduates, but now, students with less than two years before graduation, and also graduate students, can be subject to this card issuance.Support details: Basic support of 3 million won per person, up to a maximum of 5 million won can be provided. 45 to 85 percent of the tuition fee is provided by the government within the scope of support. Also, if the short-term attendance rate is high during the training period, training incentives will be paid.How to apply: You must register for membership after accessing the Vocational Training Portal (www.hrd.go.kr). Since you have to get a card, you must complete the public certification course. After completing the registration, click on the application for issue and proceed in sequence.2. Youth Challenge Support Project: This is a project that provides customized programs to encourage young people to seek jobs, participate in the job market, and promote employment.Qualified targets: Young people, from 18 to 34, who have not participated in employment and vocational training programs for the past 6 months, can apply.Support details: Customized programs are provided for 2 to 3 months. In addition, an incentive of 200,000 won will be paid to complete all courses. Here, customized programs include psychological counseling, one-to-one mentoring, and resume consulting.How to apply: Worknet Homepage -> Employment Welfare Policy Tab -> Click on the Youth Challenge Support Project, and proceed in order. Or you can enter the Website through scanning the QR code below.* Housing1. Youth Jeonse loans: It is a project to provide loans at low interest rates for young people who lack rent funds.Qualified targets: You must be homeless at the time of applying for a loan. Also, only young people with an annual income of less than 50 million won (aged 19 to 34) are eligible.Support details: The limit is up to 70 million won, up to 80 percent of the deposit, and the loan rate is 1.5 ~ 2.1 percent, The loan period is at least two years and can be extended four times.How to apply: There are two types of applications. These are online and visiting applications. Online applications can be made on the Website of fund E-den Den, or visiting applications can be made at nearby bank branches. Also, various documents are required for application, including identification cards, resident registrations, health insurance, and income certificates. If you forget any of them, you cannot apply, so you must take all of them.2. LH Youth Rental Housing: If selected, Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH) will sign a contract with the homeowner, and then rent it back to the selected person at a low price.Qualified targets: Young college students or job seekers, aged from 19 to 39, who are homeless can apply for this.Contents of application: College students can sign a contract with a house of less than 18 pyeong, which can be contracted by monthly rent, regardless of the type of officetel or apartment in the university area. The support limit is up to 120 million won in the metropolitan area, 95 million won in metropolitan cities, and 85 million won in other regions.How to apply: LH Subscription Center (apply.lh.or.k) -> Click the Purchase Lease Jeonse menu -> After that, you can press the subscription application on the website, or press the rental information to check related announcements.These days, young people are in a difficult situation due to the unemployment crisis, poor housing conditions, and financial burdens. The difficulties have recently increased due to the spread of COVID-19. However, in order to reform the lives of young people, these institutional foundations have recently been laid out, and I hope that young people can actively use these policies to get through the current difficult times.
  • 등록일2022-07-04 11:21:06
Spirit of Obeying Laws! Wise Rider Life 이미지
Spirit of Obeying Laws! Wise Rider Life
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수1826
  • Spirit of Obeying Laws!Wise Rider LifeBy Joung In-young Reporter, Sophomore of Electronics Control EngineeringThese days, we are used to the question of What should we order? rather than Where should we go to eat? Due to the social distancing of COVID-19, meals at restaurants withover a specific number of people are banned.In our lives, where it has become more natural to receive and eat food at home through delivery service rather than visit restaurants, Delivery apps are becoming one of the more indispensable things for us.As the delivery market expands, due to COVID-19, the rate of motorcycle delivery-driver accidents is also increasing. This is because illegal activities occur due to the pressure on drivers to make fast and efficient deliveries.-Outlaw on the road.As you walk along the street, you can see delivery motorcycles running at a tremendous speed with loud engines. It is also easy to see motorcycle drivers driving between cars, violating signals, and going their own way.-The price for violating traffic regulations.If you violate traffic laws, accidents may follow. On August 26th, an accident occurred. A motorcycle delivery rider died at Seolleung Station, and this became a hot topic. It was a case where a motorcycle delivery rider who illegally pulled in front of a stopped truck was crushed and killed by the truck, because the truck driver was unable to see the motorcycle.. Shortly thereafter, another traffic accident with a motorcycle delivery rider occurred near the location of the first accident. In this way, it can be seen that the frequency of accidents has increased. According to a survey by auto insurance company Samsung Fire Insurance , the number of motorcycle accidents for delivery drivers has increased by 23 percent over the past four years (8806 cases in 2016 - 17,793 cases in 2020). One motorcycle delivery rider has had an average of two accidents a year. This is 15 times higher than regular motorcycles.-Motorcycle accident type.Riders safety is faltering as speed is prioritized over rider safety, due to the soaring demands for delivery, as well as worsening weather, and competition among riders who receive money for the number of deliveries they make. According to information reports, there are 3,350 annual crashes involving other vehicles (38.1 percent). There are 2,232 crashes (25.4 percent) as a result of changing lanes; 2,131 (24.2percent) as a result of intersection traffic violations, and 1,078 (12.3percent) involving crosswalks.Accidents can be reduced if proper traffic laws are followed.-Safety rules for motorcycles.-Motorcycle accident prevention 10 commandments.1. Wear protective gear, such as a safety helmet for riding, and knee protectors.2. Make sure to follow the traffic laws when you drive.3. Check weather conditions such as snow and rain, and turn on headlights and drive carefully when delivering at vulnerable times, such as evening rush hour.4. Wheels, brakes, headlights, etc. should be periodically inspected and maintained.5. Do not drive too fast to ensure safe driving.6. Even if the signal has changed, don't rush to go, don't drive through yellow lights, and do not drive on the sidewalk.7. Do not smoke, chat, or use a cellphone while driving.8. Be aware of the topography and road conditions of the area in advance.9. Only licensed people can drive.10. Receive safety training for motorcycle accidents.Critics point out that crackdowns and guidance should be carried out at the same time as improving the delivery culture to prevent accidents, and to raise drivers awareness of safety. Accordingly, the active movement of society for safe and correct delivery of riders is starting. Efforts are being made to raise awareness between riders and delivery users through various contents, such as expanding delivery service areas, two-wheeled vehicle traffic safety campaigns, and producing related promotional content.If we are aware of potential accidents and pay attention to accident prevention, we will be able to create a safer road environment.
  • 등록일2022-01-14 13:48:59
Personal Mobility Life 이미지
Personal Mobility Life
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수1866
  • Personal Mobility LifeBy Bae So-young Cub Reporter, Freshman of English Language and LiteratureWalking down the street, we can notice an increase in parked personal mobility scooters. Nowadays, because the ability to use time is important, the demand for personal mobility is increasing.According to IGAworks, the user rate of personal mobility has doubled, compared to 2019. The reason for the increasing rate is that using PM is much more comfortable than using public transportation, and accessibility to the users is higher. The electric scooter market is especially more vitalized, compared to other PMs, because it can be used with smartphone applications.To use an electric scooter, the user has to recognize the QR code using an app, and the fee is priced per minute. To finish using, the user has to end using the application and park it. When the user takes a picture and uploads it to the application, the next user can use it again. This way can make users comfortable, but it also creates social problems. In this article, I will present three problems, and their solutions.The first problem is, unused electric scooters hinder passage for other people. GPS is attached to an electric scooter, so it can be parked anywhere. So, most users park it at the entrance of an apartment or building. Many complaints are received because of hindering passage. However, in the absence of related regulations, other people have to deal with these difficulties.The second problem is, electric scooters can be dangerous because hidden defects cannot be found. After using the scooter, it is picked up and charged. While picking up a scooter, it should be inspected in detail. However, most of the inspectors are not experts, so their inspection does not have the necessary effectiveness. Hidden defects cannot be found, so when the user gets injured, it will be considered the users fault entirely.The third problem is, an increase of danger to passengers and car drivers. According to the traffic accident analysis system of the Korea Highway Traffic Authority, accidents caused by personal mobility have increased by more than 95 percent annually, and the death toll increased by two times. In spite of the fact that driving a scooter on the sidewalk is prohibited, most of the users do drive it on the sidewalk. Inexperienced scooter drivers on the sidewalk can be a threat to pedestrians. Also there are many videos of unlocking or tuning the speed control device of the electric scooter, and there are many cases where passengers ride at more than 25km/h on the road, because this operation is not difficult. Unlocked electric scooters are called outlaws of the road, and they are the main cause of rising accidents.To prepare for it, as of May 13, 2021, regulations on the safe operation of personalized mobile devices, such as electric kickboards, have been tightened.Revision of the traffic lawsPunishmentsDriver license is essential while driving a scooterA fine up to 200,000 wonDriving a scooter under the age 13 is prohibitedPunishment to parents, and a fine up to 200,000 wonDriving a scooter with more than 1 person is prohibitedA fine up to 200,000 wonWearing a safety helmet, and the operation of light fixtures, is essentialA fine up to 200,000 wonRiding only on bicycle roads (Edge lane can be accepted)Nevertheless, there are still many cases of misusing electric scooters, because the users areunaware of the revised bill. Also, it is practically difficult to punish irresponsible riders. There is also a problem that the bill is less effective, due to the gap between laws and reality. Careful legal regulations are needed on problems arising from the ambiguous identity of scooters as a means of transportation.It is true that legalities take a large part, but the most important thing is taking responsibility for personal mobility, and having compliance with it. If you follow the electric scooter etiquette, this will create a happy transportation culture. Considering these regulations, I am hoping that users will enjoy a well-mannered PM life, putting safety first!
  • 등록일2022-01-14 13:48:21
How to Distinguish Counterfeit Money 이미지
How to Distinguish Counterfeit Money
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수1859
  • How to Distinguish Counterfeit MoneyBy Choi Ha-ram Cub Reporter, Freshman of JapaneseCase 77246 is where one man has been forging and distributing 50,000 copies of a 5,000 won bill which had the serial number, 77246, for 9 years, from 2004. It is a representative example of a counterfeit money criminal incident in the Republic of Korea. The criminal was arrested in 2013, but additional counterfeit money was later discovered.If someone counterfeits money in South Korea, they are punished with imprisonment of over 2 years, or a life sentence. Once in the Yuan Dynasty, there was a law that a person who made counterfeit notes could be punished with the death penalty. Counterfeit money crime is a serious crime that threatens the national economy and devalues money. Forging crimes should not happen, but even if they do, we should be able to distinguish between real money and counterfeit money to minimize the damage. Also, it is necessary to be careful when handling paper money, because counterfeit money may still be circulating somewhere.1. Shine a light on it.If you find suspicious paper money among Korean bills, shine a light on it. With real paper money, you will be able to observe a hidden picture on the left side where there is no painting. The persons gaze in this hidden picture is opposite to the persons gaze drawn on the front of the bill. In the case of a thousand won bill, If you shine a light on the paper money, a hidden series of lines appear on a silver line that is shaped as a dotted line, and in the case of the 50,000 won bill, if you tilt it in various directions, the Taegeuk pattern, drawn in three dimensions, seems to move. However, counterfeit bills will look the same, depending on the light.2. Tilt itTilt the suspicious bills. Real paper money is different in color, and the pictures shown in the holograms are different, depending on the angle. It is said that, depending on the angle of view, the holograms of the 50,000 won, 10,000 won, and 5,000 won bills include both the map of the Korean peninsula, the Taegeuk pattern, and the four trigrams. In addition, since color conversion ink is used, the color of the face values, on the bottom on the back of the bill, changes according to the angle. However, with counterfeit bills, there is no change in theface values color, and the pictures do not appear alternately, even if there are holograms.3. Touch itYou can distinguish between real bills and counterfeit bills through your sense of touch. Real banknotes are printed convexly with letters, numbers, and braille parts, so you can feel the rugged surface when you touch it with your hands. However, counterfeit bills are often not like that.4. Wet itIf there is water nearby, try to slightly wet the paper money. Real paper money is specially treated, so even if water gets on it, the ink of the banknotes does not spread. However, counterfeit bills are affected by water, so the ink often smudges or gets onto your hands.The Bank of Korea says that it is necessary to have a habit of touching with your hands, tilting it, and checking paper money in the light, since paper money counterfeiting crime continues to occur.Scan the QR code below if you want to know more details. ▶You can do this when you are assured that it is a counterfeit bill, after comparing it with the characteristics of the real ones which are proposed above.1. If you think it is counterfeit money when you receive paper money from a customer: Do not return that money to the person who gave it to you. Take as much time as possible and observe the person so you can make an accurate description. If they come by car, you can write down their car number.2. If you discover counterfeit money after the customer leaves: Do not try to return it to the customers, but report them in envelopes with caution in handling to avoid erasing any fingerprints.3. If an ordinary citizen finds it: Put it in an envelope and report it to a nearby police station or bank.At the time of the 77246 incident, a citizens careful observation and reporting helped prevent further damage. As that citizen did, you may encounter counterfeit money criminals, too. After you read this article, how would you react?
  • 등록일2022-01-14 13:47:23
Maybe I Am Not Gonna Get Caught
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수457
  • Maybe I Am Not Gonna Get CaughtBy Jo Tae-yeon Reporter, Senior of economicsThe Yoon Chang-ho Law began on October 12, 2018. The main contents of the law are Strengthening Punishment and Strengthening Standards for drunk driving. In the early morning of September 25th, 22 year old Yoon Chang-ho was on military vacation and was waiting for a signal at a crosswalk. He was hit by a vehicle driven by a drunken driver. Mr. Yoon flew 15 meters in a collision with the vehicle and hit his head on a concrete floor next to a wall. Since then, he has been brain dead. The drivers blood alcohol content at the time was 0.134 percent, which was the same as the level of revocation of his drivers license. Yoons friend uploaded The Blue House National Petition, stating that drunk driving was the same as murder, and that the punishment laws should be enacted. After the accident, Yoons friend said, the Yoon Chang-ho Law should be enacted in order to reduce the number of victims of drunk driving accidents, and to guarantee the security of people. In response, the president said, We need to end the culture of drunk driving, raising the level of punishment for drunk driving and preparing measures to prevent reoccurrence. The contents of the Yoon Chang-ho law are as follows.Before the AmendmentAfter the AmendmentStrengthening PunishmentLess than 10 years in prison or a fine of more than 5 million won and less than 30 million wonA prison term of more than 1 year and less than 15 years or a fine of more than 10 million won and less than 30 million wonIn the event of an accident causing death, a time of more than 1 year in penal servitudeMore than 3 years in prison or life-time imprisonmentStrengthening Standards-2-5 years in prison or a fine of 10-20 million won if you are caught drunk driving more than twiceCriteria for suspension of licenseBlood alcohol concentration of 0.05 percent or higherBlood alcohol concentration of 0.03 percent or higherRevoke license if you are caught drunk driving 3 timesRevoke license if you are caught drunk driving 2 timesThe Yoon Chang-ho Law was amended and the drunk driving law was strengthened. However, the number of drunk driving tests carried out per hour exceeded 2,000 a month in 2020. More than 2,000 people a month drink alcohol from 12a.m. to 1a.m and drive on the road. Why do people drive even though they drink alcohol? The SBS Date Journalism team asked those caught drunk driving,Why did you drink and drive?He had a blood alcohol content of 0.713 percent and was put on trial after crashing into a taxi. He had also been involved in a hit and run accident, unlicensed drunk driving, and had been punished for unlicensed drunk driving more than five times in the past. Like TALK, he had complacent thoughts that he would not get caught.The Road Traffic Authority surveyed 219 people caught drunk driving. Asked if they had experience driving under the influence of alcohol over the past three years, 49.8 percent of 109 respondents said yes. The average number of drunk driving experiences for those who have drunk driven is 6.5 times. So why did they drink and drive?1They think they are sober2They think there are will not have to do random breath tests3They think it is difficult to use public transportation and a designated driverWhat they have in common is that they do not sense that drinking and driving is a problem, and do not expect to get caught. It is not because they dont have the concept of not driving when they are drunk, but they think, I can drive even if I drink alcohol, and I wont get caught. Even now, the Korean National Police Agency, Road Traffic Authority, and the Media are trying to eradicate drunk driving. However, there are complacent thoughts of people who think I will not get caught, and I will probably be fine.People do drink and drive because,after drinking, their judgment is blurred. How can this problem be solved? You should recognize that drunk driving is illegal and avoid driving when drinking, or use a different kind of transportation. After a drunken accident, regret is useless.
  • 등록일2021-07-29 12:06:50
Let’s get through , COVID-19 이미지
Let’s get through , COVID-19
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수428
  • Lets get through , COVID-19By Joung In-young Reporter, Sophomore of Electronics Control EngineeringMany changes in daily life have come due to COVID-19, which has beengoingon for more than a year. Lets find out whats happened so far and what the plan is for the future.COVID-19 vaccine in the global pharmaceutical industry.The global pharmaceutical industry is working together to developtechnologies that can end COVID-19. The Korea International Pharmaceutical Industry Association (KRPIA) has developed a vaccine in a surprisingly short time of one year since the COVID hit the world. The KRPIA said seven vaccines have been fully approved for use worldwide. According to the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment status of the U.S. Pharmaceutical Association, a total of nine vaccines and treatments have been approved for emergency use and licensed in the U.S., 81 global vaccines and 544 global treatments are currently being tested, with a total of 1,613 clinical trials.COVID-19 vaccine development2-1) Pfizer and German co-developed vaccine BioNTech.Starting with the U.K., which announced the world's first approval for use onDecember 2, 2020, it received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) on December 11. This vaccine has been shown to have 95percent prevention effect in Phase III clinical trials. Pfizer and BioNTechhave expanded their plant for mass production of vaccines and expect to be ableto manufacture2 billion doses worldwide by the end of 2021.2-2) ModernModerna was the second FDA-approved emergency used on December 18,2020, following the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna launched the first clinical trial forCOVID-19, and developed the vaccine in collaboration with the National Institute ofAllergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH) with $1 billion in aid, based on the U.S.government's vaccine development project Super-Fast Operation. It is expandingits investment to produce 1.4 billion doses in 2022.2-3) AnsenOn February 27, 2021, it was the third time that a vaccine was approved for emergency use as a COVID-19 vaccine by the U.S. FDA, and it is the first vaccine to demonstrate safety and efficacy with a single dose. Johnson 's disease-AstraZeneca4th week ofApril●Homelessresidence and Utilization Facilities-AstraZenecaMay●Aircrew●Senior citizens aged 6574 years.-AstraZenecaJuly●Senior citizens aged 6574 years●Disabled Care Workers●Senior Visiting Care Workers●Kindergarten, daycare center, elementary school teachers(1st and 2nd grade), etc.●Chronic Severe Respiratory Disease (dialysis patient)●Workers in medical institutions and pharmacies (healthcare workers)●Social Essentials (Police, Fire, Military, etc.)-AstraZenecaSo far, we have looked into COVID-19 and domestic countermeasures. I would like toremind you once again that the number of confirmed cases is constantly decreasing. Don't let your guard down! Wearing a mask is a must!
  • 등록일2021-07-29 12:06:11
One-Person Media Content, Vlog 이미지
One-Person Media Content, Vlog
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수670
  • One-Person Media Content, VlogBy Kim Ji-su Cub Reporter, Sophomore of JapaneseWith the development and utilization of communication technology more media is being created. Not only professionals, but also non-professionals can create, edit, and share videos with ease. Within all of this media output, vlogs have gained great popularity. Lets examine what a vlog is and its impact.The word vlog is a compound word of video and blog. Vlogs are a type of video content that involves filming ones daily life to share online. Vloggers mainly use YouTube, where everyone can easily upload and watch videos.Recording ones daily life with these videos and communicating with friends has become a trend for Generation Z and Millennials, and interest in vlogging, a new content field, is increasing. According to the YouTube keyword tool, as of February 2019, the number of vlog searches increased about 16 times from 60,000 to 1.09 million in six months. This shows that the demand for vlog-type content has exploded within a short period of time.This chart shows changes in the use of single-person media content compared to last year, as surveyed by Mezzo Media in 2019. As you can see in this table, it shows an increase of about 55 percent over last year.There are several reasons for the increased use of vlogs. First of all, simplifications in editing technology have lowered the psychological entry barrier for content production. Many general vloggers produce videos with smartphones rather than using professional shooting equipment, and viewers are well aware that they can also easily create their own content. Because of this, the people who post vlogs as a hobby are gaining as much popularity as professional YouTubers. In addition, the majority of their viewers are in the 2030 generation, referred to as the Z generation or the millennial generation. These generations, as distinguished from older generations, are accustomed to recording their daily life through video. As a generation exposed to the digital environment since childhood, these generations enjoy active communication with acquaintances through mobile video, and are more willing to share their lives with the viewing public.Next, lets look at the characteristics of vlogs.Consumers become creatorsOnline video platforms are attracting users and allowing them to watch their favorite types of content anytime, anywhere, without constraints. In the past, traditional media were used, such as television, and content was consumed in a relatively passive position. Where two-way communication is possible, now it means that the viewer can also be a producer in the smart media era. No longer are we limited to the group of experts in the traditional media, but viewership can extend to individual creators as well.Interactive communication is possibleIn that communication that transcends time and space can provide a place for interaction with different interest groups, so more meaningful exchange is now possible. One-person media satisfies consumers desire for participation through intimate two-way communication between creators and viewers, and this reflects itself in videos, providing an emotional bond that was difficult to obtain in legacy media. Creators create the videos they want to make. Their viewers watch the desired content from the creator and can give feedback. Based on this received feedback, creators can make more videos that respond directly to their audience.Creative content becomes profitableAs the consumption of one-person media content has increased rapidly and the market expands, a new profit structure has been created. Creators can earn substantial profits from advertisements for content they create based on viewers support. In addition to these profits, it is possible to more easily challenge the traditional media content field. In fact, these days, personal media content may also be considered when applying for professional positions. They can serve as personal advertising for your range of talents.When you come into contact with vlog content, it doesnt feel very difficult or challenging. Content topics can include eating, childcare, beauty, and games, images of peoples ordinary daily lives, such as their commuting, talking with friends, and traveling. Turn your own memories into content, and if you can even make some money, what could be better than this? I really really recommend you try vlogging, a one-person media content.
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:50:10
Feeling Blue? COVID Blues 이미지
Feeling Blue? COVID Blues
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수553
  • Feeling Blue? COVID BluesBy Jeong Hyo-bin Reporter, Junior of Chemical and Biological EngineeringAs COVID-19 is having a prolonged presence, there have been many changes to our daily lives. We have become more fearful of infection by COVID-19. Because of the social distancing policy, to prevent community infection, we cant attend occasions or meetings that are crowded with people. As the constraints of everyday life grow, we cant live like before COVID-19, and many people feel blue. This situation is called the COVID-19 blues.COVID-19 blues is a neologism combining COVID-19 and blues which means depression. In a sudden disaster like COVID-19, there are many cases where people become restless, fearful, and suffer mental shock. Examples of COVID-19 blues include feeling dullness caused by staying indoors while refraining from outdoor activities, anxiety that they might be infected with COVID-19, feeling lethargy as activity restrictions continue, and excessive obsession with infectious disease-related information and news.In early 2020, when COVID-19 began to spread in Korea, people were obsessed with home-based activities, such as making dalgona coffee by stirring it 4,000 times and souffles made by stirring over 10,000 times. Its normally a hassle to stir anything 4,000 to 10,000 times, but many people tried to relieve their frustration because they couldnt go out and had to find small fun inside. As the restrictions on activities continued, due to the prolonged COVID-19 spread, the government held a contest to find new ideas for people to do in their homes. The contest was called Jeuljipso, which means our joyful stay home game. It was a contest in which people of all ages could participate to overcome the dullness.To prevent and survive COVID-19 blues, it is most important to maintain the rhythm of life, such as regular sleep and wake-up times. By following the rules of hygiene (handwashing, wearing masks, etc.), we can lower our concerns about infection.If you are concerned about infection, it is effective to be immersed in everyday life to forget the anxiety. By asking people around you how they are doing, it is possible to immerse yourself in daily life. Also, during a pandemic, it is so common to feel anxiety. Therefore, release the idea that anxiety should be eliminated quickly and accept it as it is, you will feel more comfortable. It is helpful to relieve anxiety by following recommendations and information from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) without being misled by exaggerated information.We can overcome our lethargy with light exercise rather than stopping all activity. Outdoor activities are less likely to be places where COVID-19 can spread. Short walks at midnight or going on a drive are good examples of ways to keep active. Also, we can do exercise by watching home training videos, do squats 30 times, cook new dishes, and water plants. Setting and practicing simple goals lets us feel fulfillment and is a good solution to overcome lethargy.Currently, public health centers, mental health welfare centers, and local governments are consulting on Corona Blue nationwide under the name of Integrated Psychological Support Group. There are supporting psychological prevention of epidemics services, consultations, and psychological cure services. In addition, many companies are creating opportunities for consultation, and local governments are allowing citizens to enjoy cultural life while maintaining social distancing, such as running drive-in theaters. In order to minimize prejudice and disgust of confirmed cases, the government should also organize campaigns to inform the public that they dont need to avoid or ostracize those who have recovered from the infection.As COVID-19 continues, people may also suffer COVID-19 red, a feeling of anger beyond melancholy, and COVID-19 black which is beyond the melancholy level into a gloomy situation. Lets not just think that its hard to stay at home, but that its an opportunity to spend more time with your family and find new hobbies. It is not only important to end the spread of COVID-19, we need to take care of our mental and emotional health, too.
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The Country That Is Successful but Not Happy
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
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  • The Country That Is Successful but Not HappyBy Lee woo-seongReporter, Junior of Mechanical EngineeringThe Republic of Korea in the 21st century is in a more prosperous, democratic, and peaceful state than ever before. Korea has grown from the world's poorest country in the 1950s to a level comparable to Europe and North America. However, South Korea ranked 54th in the Ranking of Happiness between 2016-2018. In addition, Korea always ranks at the bottom of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in terms of indicators of happiness and quality of life. It is noteworthy that Korea ranked high in life expectancy (9th), per capita income (27th), and tolerance (40th), but did not receive good grades in social freedom (144th), corruption (100th), and social support (91th). Why is such a successful country so unhappy?Social StructureWhen researchers study societies, the labor indicator shows the causes of low corruption and social support scores. As of 2016, the proportion of workers in Korea receiving low wages (less than two-thirds of the median wage) in the labor market stood at 23.5 percent, the second worst among OECD countries, after the United States. The gender wage gap is the largest in the OECD and Korea also has the longest working hours in the OECD, except for Mexico. Additionally, the competition rate for college entrance exams is becoming more fierce. Whether they can access Daechi-dong, the center of private education, determines the success or failure of the college entrance exams. This social structure further intensifies the polarization of wealth. The farther away from the words "college graduate," "Seoul," "permanent employee," and "golden spoon," the more people live with the perception that life is a failure. There is a historical context for how our society has become like this. The pressures to have started at the poorest level in the 1950s and grow the economy faster than other countries have dominated Korean society for decades.Social Freedom and CorruptionKorea has a small proportion of violent crimes, such as assault and murder, but a high proportion of tax evasion and embezzlement. It means the public has a high subjective perception of corruption, which is why we are so sensitive to illegality and perks. Also, one of the biggest factors behind the low happiness index is that our freedom ranking is at the bottom, at 144th place. There is a widespread atmosphere in Korean society that people have to live according to the standards of others.What should we do?It is hard to live your own way and people have to be wary of others because of the collectivist culture in East Asia. Comparing ourselves and constantly being compared to others are the biggest factors that lower the level of happiness. Korea has a lot of social comparisons compared to other countries. Therefore, in order for us to be happy we should have an attitude of focusing on ourselves rather than comparing ourselves to others. Also, if there is a government effort to improve the quality of peoples lives by investing in social welfare, South Korea will be happier.
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