Web 2.0 | 2007/11/19 20:03 | Web 2.0 Asia
NY Times reports on Korea's bootcamp for curing teens' web obsession:
The compound — part boot camp, part rehab center — resembles programs around the world for troubled youths. Drill instructors drive young men through military-style obstacle courses, counselors lead group sessions, and there are even therapeutic workshops on pottery and drumming.It's a fun read, and yet another evidence that Korea is on the bleeding edge of the cyberspace, not only in terms of the infrastructure and technologies but also in terms of the new culture associated with it.
But these young people are not battling alcohol or drugs. Rather, they have severe cases of what many in this country believe is a new and potentially deadly addiction: cyberspace.