For my first article, I chose not to write about any specific "news" articles if that is alright. In fact, I would like to write about these articles actually:
Admittedly my resources for said news articles are limited (consisting only of reading AllKPop, HelloKPop, and maybe even TokyoHive), but I find a small similarity between my sample size that I find somewhat mind-numbing, useless, or even annoying.
Now, I understand that most of these writers' jobs consist of posting this sort of daily gossip, but it somewhat disappoints me that so many people out there surround their life eating up this sort of "news" (or how I see it, brain garbage).
Since when is it important to know what an idol has tweeted as their lunch? Since when did it matter to us what face an idol made during a picture? Do we really care if two members of a group ate lunch together? How does it "change our lives" knowing what colour an idol decided to paint her nails?
Maybe I seem too critical or even pessimistic, but I feel like many netizens out there have so much more to do with their lives than reading these mundane, lifeless articles about various idols' tweets and me2day blogs.
I read those sites to know what new songs are coming out and what groups are debuting. I read these sites in pursuit of finding good music. And maybe I am the only one, but I do not enjoy having to filter through the countless articles of pictures and two-liner posts talking about an out of context line an idol said on a variety show that attempts to exploit their embarrassing stories.
Koren music has such a fresh diversity. The various music styles are enjoyable with new beats and meaningful lyrics. And not every song is about love (finally)! Many of the best groups (such as Epik High) have sung about real issues such as consumerism, war, and political corruption. Issues that are worthy of the title "news". And it is because of groups like that which have pulled me into the gravitational pull known as the Hallyu Wave.
But maybe that's just me.