History

2010

In 2010, Daum Foundation, within the backdrop of growing interest in social media, reiterated its core mission of promoting 'wise use of media and communication,' throughout its Youth Voice, ITcanus, and Ollybolly programs.

Youth Voice continued to encourage youth generation who wanting to express their voice through the use of media, with its Pre-production Support program. The Frientor program was also realigned to provide stronger support for youth-initiative activities. The Youth Voice Media Conference helped media become a part of youth's daily life as a meaningful tool, while giving them an opportunity to interact with each other. It has also been a time for reflection on the last 10 years of Youth Voice in order to look ahead and lay the foundations for the next ten years.

ITcanus concentrated on strengthening its training programs with its well-established Internet Leadership Program, and ChangeON Nonprofit Media Conference. ChangeON.org was launched as an online resource clearinghouse for nonprofits. Soriarchive.org saw the launch of its iPhone application allowing listeners to access its sound archive from on-the-go. Daum Foundation, in partnership with Hope Institute and HappyBean Foundation ushered in a new chapter of IT pro bono work by co-organizing Social Innovation Camp 36.

Ollybolly continued to grow its collection and production of online story books and redesigned its website to better facilitate access for its users. Ollybolly explored new channels for distributing online story books by launching a special edition showcasing the narration of celebrities through their generously donated efforts, and the opening of the first-ever Ollybolly library. The Ollybolly Masters Theses scholarships also ensured that cultural diversity studies get proper attention in academic research.

Feb 2010. Recruiting 6th class of Frientors
Feb 2010. Recruiting 6th class of Frientors

Youth Voice saw the addition of its 6th class of Frientor members who, by all accounts, looks full of life and very excited. Frientors were recruited into 2 categories, Youth Activist Support Team and Media Creation Support team, in order to better support various youth activities and help collect its diverse voices.
Youngwoo Ko / Areum Han / Hyunyoung Kim / Jieun Uhm / Gippeum Han / Jisu Han / Jimin Kwon / Hyunseok Kang / Hakjae Kim / Yuri Lim / Byeongkwan Chae / Minji Lee / Yuri Ahn / Mihyang Kim / Hyejin Cho / Yeseul Heo

March 2010. Youth Voice Center Workshop
March 2010. Youth Voice Center Workshop

All the staff at the Centers who have worked together for the past three years gathered for the Youth Voice Center Presentations. Each Center had the opportunity to share their experiences and lessons learned over the past three years.

May 2010. Youth Voice Special Screening at 11th Jeonju International Film Festival
May 2010. Youth Voice Special Screening at 11th Jeonju International Film Festival

On May 2, 2010, eight films sponsored by Youth Voice's Pre-production Support Program were screened at the Special Section for Youth in Jeonju International Film Festival. As in previous years, tickets were sold out, and the young directors were given a chance to talk with audience about their works.

May 2010. Rehearsals for Youth Voice Centers Presentations
May 2010. Rehearsals for Youth Voice Centers Presentations

A rehearsal workshop was held ahead of Youth Voice Centers Presentations. Participants from each Center rehearsed their final reviews and discuss details about their presentations. There were lively exchanges of feedback and comments deep into the night as their presentations were recorded on video.

June 2010. Youth Voice Centers Presentations: 'Media Education 3.0 Beta'
June 2010. Youth Voice Centers Presentations: 'Media Education 3.0 Beta'

The staff of each Youth Voice Center came together to share their three years of experience in youth media education. The 6th class of Frientors were on hand to support the event, getting a glimpse into the real world of media education.

July 2010. 4th Daum Junior Photographers' Exhibition Festival
July 2010. 4th Daum Junior Photographers' Exhibition Festival

On July 27-29, Daum Junior Photographer's Exhibition was held at Sanlim Literature Center, Seoul. 100 high-school photographers were selected to participate in a camp and photo exhibition, and were give an opportunity to publish a book of collected photographs.

July 2010 2010. Youth Voice Media Conference
July 2010 2010. Youth Voice Media Conference

Youth Voice Media Conference took place between 28th and 30th July, at the Construction Management Training Center in Chungju. About 150 Participants including students, teachers and activists interested in media spent time together to learn and discuss the fundamentals that make up today's media.

September 2010. Recruiting 7th class of Frientor members
September 2010. Recruiting 7th class of Frientor members

Youth Voice recruited a group of new members who would continue activities carried out by 6th class of Frientor. New members include:
Jeonghoon Kang / Eun-oh Kim / Hanjoon Kim / Yonghoon Kim / Hoseung Yu / Dasom Cheon / Bora Cheon / Sooran Moon / Choonae Lim / Seongyoon Hwang / Minseok Kang / Dongyoon Kim / Seong-ah Park / Soyoung Lee / Hyeran Yoon / Dahye Lee / Yeseul Heo

December 2010. Youth Voice Day at a Secret Hideout
December 2010. Youth Voice Day at a Secret Hideout

Over 100 youths who had participated in 2010 Youth Voice activities gathered at a secret venue to share their experiences and celebrate their accomplishments as their very last activity in 2010.

Social Welfare Leaders participate in 4th, 5th Internet Leadership Program
Social Welfare Leaders participate in 4th, 5th Internet Leadership Program

4th and 5th Internet Leadership Program dedicated to Social Welfare Leaders took place at Daum Communications' Global Media Center in Jeju Island during 27-29 May and 14-16 October respectively. 60 leaders from various social welfare institutions across the nation participated to understand and discuss what affect the recent changes in the internet technology and culture would have on social welfare and what they should do as leaders in changing their organizations to promote better engagement and future development within the local communities they serve.

Social Innovation Camp 36 to Change the World
Social Innovation Camp 36 to Change the World

Social Innovation Camp, which began in U.K in 2008, is an event designed to bring to life innovative ideas for social good. Ideas are openly collected and after a selection process, developed into websites and application by volunteer teams who consist of a mix of nonprofit organizations, web architects, developers and designers over a set period, usually a weekend.

Daum Foundation Twitter Feed
Daum Foundation Twitter Feed

Daum Foundation launched a Twitter feed in June with the goal of better to engaging the public in fulfilling its mission, acknowledging these fast changing internet media times. Through Twitter, news about ITcanus, Ollybolly and Youth Voice programs are provided, in addition to information about upcoming events, job openings and other relevant information.

eHaru616 – Archiving Internet History in a Fast Changing World
eHaru616 – Archiving Internet History in a Fast Changing World

eHaru616 project has the purpose of archiving internet culture by capturing a day-in-the-life of the internet every June 16th. This year, volunteers and special collectors helped to capture more than 4,200 websites. The project also included special promotion events conducted through microblogging services, Twitter and YOZM.

Media Communication Fund – Sponsoring TEDxSeoul
Media Communication Fund – Sponsoring TEDxSeoul

On July 24, TEDxSeoul was held at U-PLEX theater located in Sinchon, Seoul. Over 300 people attended to share ideas and view talks under the theme of 'What We Need Now'. Daum Foundation was a sponsor through its Media Communication Fund. TEDxSeoul, is an independently organized TED event, and an official licensee of the TEDx program, whose mission is discover and promote 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. Daum Foundation supported TEDxSeoul with the hopes that good ideas introduced through TEDx programs would fulfill this mission.

Sori Archive Website Redesign and New iPhone Application
Sori Archive Website Redesign and New iPhone Application

Daum Foundation revamped its Sori Archive website to make it easier for users to access its sound archives. The website features a set of new functions such as content recommendations and a completely new design. Sori Archive iphone application brings Sori Archive into the mobile age and allows users to access more than 3,000 interviews, speeches, lectures, audiobooks and captioned films through their iPhones.

ChangeON.org – Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing Hub
ChangeON.org – Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing Hub

On October 28, ChangeON.org was beta-launched. ChangeON.org is an online resource for individuals and nonprofits working for social good to share ideas and knowledge in making the best use of technology and social media. The launch was timed to coincide with the opening of registration for '2010 ChangeON Conference'. ChangeOn.org consists of three main sections: 1) Knowledge Sharing: archive of technology news, tools and tips that can be utilized for social good and by nonprofits. 2) Community: online forum where participants can pose questions and view answers from the community. 3) Conference: information on offline conferences and events - ChangeON.org: New address for Nonprofit Media Conference ChangeON

Nonprofit Media Conference ChangeON - Live in the LIVE!
Nonprofit Media Conference ChangeON - Live in the LIVE!

On November 19, the third annual ChangeOn Conference was held in Yangjae, Seoul, under the theme of exploring what it means to 'live' in the real-time 'LIVE' world of today. The conference kicked off with presentation of a study on 'Understanding and Utilization of Digital Media by Korean Nonprofits'. The conference comprised of three sections: 1) Value – Keeping to fundamentals while riding the flow, 2) Technology – Delivering values through technology, 3) Message – Find the living messages. Newly added to this year's conference was an open session where attendees could share their ideas.

Ollybolly Website Redesign
Ollybolly Website Redesign

Ollybolly, a website dedicated to bringing together storybooks from around the world, allowing children to learn about cultural diversity, relaunched with a new design in July. This redesign was aimed at enabling viewers to access the storybooks in a variety ways, for example, browsing the stories by country and subject as well as providing featured section. English content was also updated. In addition to the stories by category, the English section now provides information about the country of origin.

Ollybolly Special Edition
Ollybolly Special Edition

In the latter half of 2010, Ollybolly produced a Special Edition to reach out to wider audience. For this edition, Philippine ambassador Luis T. Cruz, Vietnamese ambassador's wife Le Thi Lai, Uzbekistan vice-ambassador's wife Dibar Okhunjonova, and Korean celebrities which included Jeongja Park, Seokhwa Yoon, Ilkook Song, Sori Moon, Aera Shin, Sewon Kim, Myeong-goo Han, Haeseon Bae, Yeol Yu donated their voices for the narrations for the storybooks.
On November 3, Ollybolly held a launching event for the Special Edition at Café Amoca in Gwanghwamoon. Philippine ambassador, Uzbekistan Ambassador's wife, Korean celebrity Ilkook Song and many others came to celebrate the event, viewing presentations and enjoying multi-cultural cuisine.

Opening Ollybolly Library
Opening Ollybolly Library

On December 22, Ollybolly opened its first-ever physical presence at Modu, a multi-cultural library located in Inmundong, Seoul. The mini-library was built to offer more children with the opportunity to experience Ollybolly storybooks and to nurture their cultural sensitivity in more comfortable environment equipped with multimedia equipment, books and other tools. Parents and children from multi-cultural families were present at the opening ceremony to try out the new facility.

2010 Ollybolly Supporting Master Theses on Cultural Diversity
2010 Ollybolly Supporting Master Theses on Cultural Diversity

To deepen and widen academic foundation for reciprocal understandings and communications among different cultures, Ollybolly has been supporting Masters these on this subject for the past 5 years. This year, Daum Foundation supported 4 research papers on varied subjects related to cultural diversity, helping them promoting their research both online and offline. This year's reciptients include:

  • Jin-ju Kyeong (Religious Studies) – The Formation of ISKCON Temple in Seoul and the Practice of Religion for Indian Immigrants
  • Jun-hee Myeong (Social Studies): The Life and Voices of Immigrant Women of Cross-cultural Marriages seen through their Chatter.
  • Eun-ju Choi (Joint Cultural Studies): New Owners of Farms: Younger Generation Leaving Cities Alone for the Country
  • Yeong-sook Heo-Oh (Graduate School of NGO, Gender Studies & Activism): Conflict and Compromise of Immigrant Women of Cross Cultural Marriages for support of overseas families.