SNS use by the Korean government: a case of Me2Day

Chung Joo Chung, Seong Eun Cho, Han Woo Park

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This study examines the debates and discussions surrounding the Korean government's Me2Day, the largest social networking and microblogging site in the country used by 26 government bureaus, including the Blue House. Me2Day users post messages composed of up to 150 characters and establish links with other users through multimedia-based information and knowledge obtained from their browsers, desktop computers, e-mail messages, and mobile phones. This study provides a better understanding of the characteristics and structures of cyberspace communication between the Korean government and citizens. The results indicate that although each bureau had different goals in terms of using Me2Day, users were more likely to use the service if their bureau actively posted messages or responded to user comments. Users tended to have critical attitudes toward the Korean government when they were allowed to freely post messages and share information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-41
Number of pages17
JournalAsian Journal of Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • E-government
  • Government 2.0
  • Me2Day
  • SNA
  • SNS


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