with only 2 days left we are at 4th place. I’d like to thank everyone who voted on behalf of the staff at SKE.
At this point in time it really doesn’t matter anymore. The aim was to hit the finalist spots which are the top 6, which we have hit with gusto. Once the event is over this will be taken off sticky and will plummet to whatever page it belongs to.
This proves to us the only one reason of why we are all here. This community can band together and achieve some incredible things, and as a social experiment, this has proven to be a success. I know that there are some fans who don’t comment or participate, but that doesn’t matter, we know that they are there behind the screens still supporting us. I always feel that for every vote there are at least 4 people who don’t but still refresh our pages 5 times a day, I was one before I became part of staff. This is why we are here, and possibly if we try another one of these contests, we can soar above and beyond what has happened in this contest. ❤ from SKE.
Nominate ♔SNSD Korean for a social media award in the Shorty Awards!
Our friends over at soshified are going for the #entertainment award. If you have time please vote for them too, we’re a family after all 🙂
Ok so for those of you that aren’t aware. The shorty awards are an organization that awards the best in twitter and social media.
So…why don’t we see if we can make something count?
The shorty awards have been running on for three years and a new fan category has been added under #fansite, I think we might have a small shot at seeing how far we can go (soshified is also running for #fansite and #entertainment)
So it is very imperative that for us to grow and to get some more fans and exposure that some dedication is needed to achieve such an award since under the rules it states that you can only vote once for each person/account in each category.
So…here is a humble request from the staff at snsdkorean, if you would like to see us grow as a community and show the world how devoted and dedicated we are, please vote for us on your twitter account. If you don’t have a twitter account you can create one and then vote for us. Only one vote per account, if you try to repeat votes it simply replaces your current existing vote.
So…to vote for us, simply write on your twitter feed
I nominate @snsdkorean for a Shorty Award in #fansite because…
PLEASE WRITE SOMETHING AFTER BECAUSE. If you do not add a reason the vote does not count, but you can write anything according to the rules, so go nuts :P.
Here is my sample: Just replace the words after because and write watever you want!
Follow this link and read the Voting section on how to properly vote if you want more info.
Watching this community grow for over a year, it feels great when our base expands, and I would love to see us reach out further and further so that our dedication can get deeper and deeper. I hope you can take 5 minutes (or less) to vote for us and really help not only us but the whole community of snsdkorean to grow bigger and better. Voting alsts till the end of January, so please do your part if you want us to grow!
Credits: http://shortyawards.com, roflbot
I JUST VOTED 😀
GO GO GO GO GOG OG
well after seeing that Fany macro your really not leaving us with a choice at all 😛
aw. wuldve voted if i had a twitter. but goodluck!
You have my vote! I mean, who can say no to Tiffany V____V?
But kidding aside, I really do appreciate what the staff does on this blog and for the sone community. Timely updates on SNSD news along with funny, insightful and interesting posts.
that tiffany macro totally seals the deal.. lol
I voted! good luck!
I have to admit, it’s my first time hearing about this award. And so when I first read the title, my first thoughts were, “Sunny and Taeyeon!” -_-
we’re going to get slaughtered… oh well, voted anyways. =D
Too bad fansite isn’t an official category. x]
I’ve put in my vote 😉 ! To be honest, you guys are the BEST source of the LATEST Soshi news ANYWHERE on the Web 😀 😀 😀 , so you Deserve ALL the votes that you can get 🙂 !!! The Tiffany Macro sealed the deal for me too 😉 ; honestly, who can say “No” to Tiffany anyway 😀 ?! Not me, that’s for sure 😀 😀 😀 !!!
Have just voted…took more than 5 minutes coz needed to create twitter account first..but anything for you guys..since i depend on this site for my daily bread of soshi. Keep up the good work…Although as greentee said, “we’re gonna get slaughtered” only because soshified is also going after the same award..ha..ha..its like Kara running against SNSD..
VOTED! SKE all the wayyyyy~
“we’re gonna get slaughtered” LOLS it’s kayss~ slaughtered or not, you guys still have my love ❤
I m gonna vote yeah!!
just voted for you guys
long live snsdkorean
anything for my beloved snsdkorean 🙂
Votedddd!!! Hehe I’m lost when it comes to navigating abt the soshified website, but snsdkorean has quite a straightfoward web concept! Thanks for all the snsd news since I became a fan 🙂
totally going to vote! good luck snsdkorean! ^_^
You guys and girls deserve it. Voted
If I am not using twitter, can I also vote this site?
no sorry you have to have one, they do the voting via tweets
I love this site because its simple day to day chronological update 🙂
too bad i dont have a twitter account 😦
ssf is currently 1st in the fansite category, while we are 7th… thats a pretty awesome achievement IMO. ^_^
meh, personally I feel that we have heaps more readers than the 28 or so votes that we got (at this current time)…which is fine since alot of readers don’t comment. I just thought that if we did band together and dedicate ourselves I think we’d easily shoot to the top…but alas we’ll just have to wait and see.
yea… but i guess its also cause not many ppl have twitter… and apparently new accounts created to vote may not work ..
oh wells… i think its worth a shot too! how awesome would it be if 2 soshi fansites nab #1 and #2 ^_^
that would be ideal, and a proud thing to have to boot
it’s alright, ssf is 150,000 strong and they deserve to be up there. ❤
#2 would be awesome though.
7th in position ?! Man, that’s quite an Achievement indeed, cosidering the appeal only came up on the 23/1/2011 😉 ! Good for you, SNSDKorean staff members 😀 😀 😀 !!!
(Personally, I felt the Tiffany macro played it’s part too 😉 . After all, how can anyone with a functioning heart resist that “woebegone” look of hers in the photo 😀 !!! )
Oops, I meant to type 22/1/2011 instead of the 23/1/2011 😉 !
Done voting for both SNSDKorean and SSF using 2 accounts, now we’ll have to wait.
Man, I hate homework.
Already voted! 😀
I, uh, think I just voted. you just, like, you just write that “I nominate” thing verbatim and tack on a reason at the end, right?
By the way, my decision to vote had absolutely nothing to do with the Tiffany macro, which I think is a gross misappropriation of the young woman’s image. I decided to vote in recognition of the work you put into the maintenance of the site, the judgement you display in your management of the site, and the community you build and support by running the site, and out of a personal sense of gratitude to y’all.
I’m just kidding, though.
Boredom feels bad.
count me it…i’m about sunny’s height, so i feel y’all 🙂
I voted!!!!!!! Go SNSDKOREAN!!!(:
I love you guys and what you do!!! <33
I just Voted !! please will you follow me ? @eesmiille! thanks
By the way, is it okay to say that my choice to vote was idiosyncratic(?), arbitrary and out of boredom? Capricious behaviour is at it again.Comment’s a little bit conspicuous and extraneous, but it doesn’t tarnish dignity in being candid.
To be honest, I can’t vicariously experience what it’s like to love them with all your heart and there’s a sense of “Bystander Skepticism” instilled in me, so I can’t really express my gratitude to my full potential.
What I will say is, I vote because of the dedication you guys have with supplying us with SNSD-related material and it’s something to be acknowledged for. The fervency with loving all nine ladies unconditionally, then sharing them unanimously with the community involved adding up to a synergical effect. The exact same effect as to why SNSD is able to achieve greatly as of now. Finally, the shrewd rhetoric utilized in some of the posts to give us insight on what the ladies are alll about and the judicious competence to maintain such a site under circumstances, leading to the prevalence.
I don’t think it was fortuitous that I just happened to chance upon such a site, but at the same time, I’m not into coincidence after seeing that “Infinitely yours, Seoul” advertisement being broadcasted on television a few years back.
Now if only I could fit the entire comment into Twitter…
*Space between fullstop and “Comment’s a little…” in first paragraph.
*All your heart “since” there’s a sense of; Second paragraph.
Yes, I’m a Grammar Nazi.
Forgot about “the ladies are “all”(two Ls’) about” part nearing the end of the third paragraph. How did I omit that.
You could: “I’m not really that much of a fan yet, but I will vote because they supply me with all the soshi-news I need!”
No need for those long, hard words :3
umm, what exactly do I get for voting?
Boss Lady said:
well to be straight up honest, nothing.
…..a thumbs up from me?
This is just for the blog to help us and the community that visits it grow.
I voted 4 u guys 🙂 good luck! i also voted for soshified in the entertainment section 🙂
I made a new account and voted for you guys! But I don’t know if they counted my vote since they have that weird scoring algorithm.
Ah, that sucks! I just read the rules that said new accounts don’t count towrds the voting.
SNSD are my 9 genies said:
*melting after seeing that Fany macro ^^ keke
voted you guys for #fansite and SSF for #entertainment ! lol
you guys deserve my vote.
whoever is reading this, go vote for snsdkorean !!
I voted ^_^ after creating a new account! I really appreciate all of your hardwork! Thanks alot! =)
this special DANSHIN had a photo taken prior to her debut with SNSD wearing a chipao :)…can u guys who this is?
Taeyeon of course 😀 😀 😀 !!!!! Who can forget that adorable set of eyes and that irresistable smile 😉 ?!
i already vote….i vote for you guys not because you told so but it because you deserve it….you have done a great job….wish you guys luck….win or los you already win our heart
GOOD LUCK, and really hope SNSDKOREAN could end up at top 3..^^
i want to vote…. but i dun have a tweeeeeter account…. how? i dunno how to use it tooo… argh!!!
I just voted SNSDKorean for the social media award category 😀 ! You guys deserve to win something for all the joy you’ve given us SONEs so far 😉 !!!! SNSDKorean FIGHTING !!!!!!
If you are at second place, then actually snsd will own everything! The one is the first place is anyway a snsd fansite, right? Too bad I don’t use Tweeter so I can’t vote.
how can i vote??? someone please tell me … pls pls i really wanna to vote! =D
I believe you must have an existing Twitter account for your votes to count towards the final vote tally. New Twitter accounts do not qualify, unfortunately ;). Hope this clarifies things a bit :D.
Just voted! 🙂 *crossing my fingers*
voted for both 😀
Long live snsdkorean and our 9 girls 🙂
Wow you’re just 7th yesterday and now you’re 4th? That’s great!
4th?! That is great! Keep those votes coming guys, and thanks for your votes thus far! You readers are jjang!!
Yes,WOW, I was just checking the site only a few hours ago that showed SNSDKorean at 7th position and now you guys are at number 4 😀 !!!! AWESOME !!!! The power of SONEs at work indeed 😉 ! Dare we dream to be number 1 ?!! Why not ? After all, only a few days ago, the site did not even feature as a major contender for the awards and look at you guys now 😉 ! SNSDKorean FIGHTING 😀 !!!!
(Too bad they only allow each account a single vote per category; otherwise ………….. 😉 )
BTW, are you so sure the “Tiffany macro” didn’t play a major role in getting the votes in 😉 😀 ?!! I still say NOBODY can say NO to Tiffany (unless they’re “dead” 😀 😀 😉 !) !!!
i’ll vote for soshified after i finish my registration…unfortunately there is always an error..they keep telling that the registration code does not matched with the one displayed but i can’t see any registration code in their registration form…somebody help me please….:(
hehe…i vote more on ds site!
i love seohyun very much..:)
Helloo visiting you friend from Turkey 😛
wanted to say hi 🙂
voted just now ^_^
hope snsdkorean will win for the #fansite category
snsdkorean Hwaiting !!! 🙂
Well, Dreadtech, I, for one, think that it is still a GREAT ACHIEVEMENT for the site to rise from “nothing” to the 4th position 😀 😀 😀 !!! To be honest, the “only existing Twitter account users” rule to determine who can or cannot vote may have stymied the efforts of the existing fans of SNSDKorean in helping the site rise in the polls ratings ;). Before I became a fan of the 9 “angels” and a SONE, I didn’t even know the site existed to satisfy such an “addiction” (sic) :D. BUT, after I became one, this site is one of the places that I check up on in my daily forays to the Internet, aside from my personal and official e-mail accounts :). You, and the rest of the SNSDKorean team do an EXCELLENT job keeping us fans up to date on the latest happenings of the 9 ladies (official or otherwise 😉 ), so 5 “thumbs up” to living up to the tagline “to serve your soshi addiction” ! WELL DONE !!!!! Next year, I believe the site will definitely do better than 4th 😀 😀 😀 !!!! SNSDKorean FIGHTING !!!!!
Oh, and use more Macros (especially Tiffany ones 😉 ) as I feel they help to lighten the mood and gather the votes :). I still feel Nobody can say No to Tiffany 😀 😀 😀 !!!!
that’s the second time I’ve busted out that fany picture with a macro :P, it’s a personal favourite of mine
I remember Mongrolian stating that the utilization of the Tiffany macro is “A gross misappropriation of the young woman’s image”. To be honest, I tend to agree as it diverges from its original intention as a simple, candid photo.
I don’t know if using that innocuous picture was meant to entice people into voting after reading the post before that or misappropriating and changing the true, factual meaning of specific items and “Soshifying” them for contemporary and relevant use.
Oddly enough, people get angry over this type of thing because it “makes fun’ of the original intent, I’m not and to be honest, I know it’s all in good fun and I have nothing against humourous macros’.
I feel as though competitions like this pushes people to fight against others for the satisfaction of a crowd and/or the benefits of a few people by changing its mindset. If SKE wants to participate in garnering awards for any specified reason, they can go ahead and do so if it’s for good reason. However, if this sort of thing (Reporting) were to become like a competition, it will be hard to deem any form of SNSD-related news as beneficial information at all and lose its sense of altruism(?) and philosophical essence as the influx of news come out as lifeless iterations.
All in all, SKE has managed to consolidate a good number of SONEs’ out there and it’s enough for me as a SONE to be contented with and they’re doing what they do best, report about SNSD to us readers. Not to mention all of the humourous shenanigans in between.
Regardless of its achievements, doing something which may or may not be known/acknowledged by a larger contingent of people (Perhaps not at all in other senarios), but absolutely worthwhile holds true to the olympic principle of not participating in for aesthetical reasons like awards, but participating because of the personal endeavours to be able to excel and achieve greater and knowing that you, SKE, have taken part and fought(?)/done well.
I know some of the readers here feel the same regardless of whether SKE or SNSD wins an award or not.
If not, feel free to voice your opinion.
By the way, what I just said is merely referring to this “Shorty Awards” and made a few alluding comments here and there.
*enough for me as a SONE and SKE as a supportive community. – To be contented with.
Sorry for the spam. XP
Ok, I’m really sorry to be a stickler, but my friends and I frequently visit this soshi blog for updates and whatnot, we don’t comment at all because we feel that what we say is already said by 99% of the sones that comment here, rendering our input pretty much redundant.
My question to you. Is all of this fancy writing of yours really really (and yes I know it’s wrong in the English language to repeat really but I need it to emphasize my statement don’t bother shooting it down) necessary?
I don’t want to be a hardass but keep in mind that this isn’t an intellectual forum, between the 5 of my friends and I, two of us don’t understand what you speak, and the rest of us know that you can pretty much say the same things without having to resort to extravagant words or making it seem like you have an IQ of a billion and twenty, this is an international forum, there are people who don’t have a good grasp of the english language here and prefer simple english. It baffles me that you need to constantly resort to fancy sounding words when I KNOW that there are people who won’t read it simply due to the flamboyancy of it, but I’m scratching my head wondering why you have to do that? it just seems you’re trying so hard to make yourself look special in a place where this specialty is not gonna be appreciated. When in a western english speaking country, 2 of my group can barely understand you, what chances do the other international sones have? it doesn’t make sense that you’re being less accessible with the things you are saying. Please take it from me that sometimes you have good things to say, you don’t have to be so roundabout and flamboyant when saying it, it honestly just makes you look like you have a sense of wanting to throw around your intelligence in people’s faces, and stop it with the grammar nazi stuff, gets old fast, this is a soshi fansite, not a perfect english class, staffers tend to cut corners and use slang because they want to and are strapped for time.
No offense to be taken though, but I think you’re from somewhere whereby most people speaks English? I’m somebody who always visit this blog to keep up to date with everything that has got to do with SNSD. Apparently, I can understand perfectly what they are trying to say. This is the way WE ASIANS type. They like to type their kind of English, so what? As long as we SONES can undertsand, I don’t understand what the problem lies within. Once again, no offense.
Please do not take him too seriously. He speaks superlatively. Some people are like that. I understand that his comments must bug you from time to time as it did I but accusing him of trying to sound intelligent doesn’t quite cut it.
Let’s make this a lesson for all of us. To you, there is no need to spark hostility toward someone who discomforts you. To Terrez, please if you could, summarize what you need to say and focus more on the presentation of your words rather than their look or ‘fanciness’.
There are pictures that say a thousand words. To truly grasp at your reader, you must focus more on contextual meanings instead of those on the surface. Take for instance, if I were to describe outdoors as, “A bright, sunny day with blue skies and white clouds” and “A day dripping of sun and bright blues amidst countless of clouds.” Between both of them the latter sounds better. This is because it holds contextual meaning and doesn’t necessarily lay out all that is obvious. The key to writing is to make your work interesting. It’s to communicate with your reader and not to alienate him. You could know every word in the dictionary and announce every grammatical rule, but the ability to have someone read, understand and form an opinion on is still the most important aspect.
I apologize if this comment seems a bit cumbersome. I’m typing this from my iPod and the screen is just too constricted.
Just so everyone knows, I did vote for SNSDKorean. My twitter account is an old one so the vote should be accepted.
@layman, Nasty and StarmieStar.
Oh, okay, thanks for the feedback though. I honestly thought that my words were a bit “understandable”, because some people who wouldn’t understand the words would copy them and search them via internet dictionaries or conventional dictionaries like books, etc. Guess that’s not the case, my humble apologies.
The truth is, I’m not trying to be fancy or anything, but I often find myself at a dead end when it comes to being able to express whatever I’m trying to say in a summarised fashion and most of the time, the simplest of sentences or words often have big, bombastic meanings (EX: The act of throwing people out of a window is…. Defenestration).
I end up resorting to using these meanings and it results in being misunderstood, unfortunately, when I clearly displaying a different meaning. Perhaps I’m trying too hard since I often engage in intellectual discussions with individuals from other forums and it’s hard for me to switch between simple, clear cut grammar and superlatives. I try searching for much simpler alternatives wandering throughout the vast space that is the internet only to be back at square one.
I have made a considerable effort to be able to communicate easily and overcome the urge to correct grammar, but it always results in going back to what I find to be much easier for me, at the expense of alienating people whom I want to sit down and have a nice chat with. Guess I’m destined to be like that. However, it is slowly working out and the comment I made earlier is something which I rarely do, and all other informal conversations are done candidly.
All in all, I apologize if I have offended anybody in any way and I’ll take the feedback into account. Sorry if I ruined your day.
Hey, “chill” Terrez 😉 ! Sometimes, in a “sea” of short comments, it’s refreshing to read a short thesis on a posted topic by an individual such as yourself :D.
I guess, thanks. I keep forgetting that this blog is not the CoD Forums where I’m constantly arguing with narrow-minded individuals.
Sometimes I tend to go a bit overboard though, since there’s no other way to explain myself other than examples (Analogous situations in life which I don’t think anybody could understand what I’m saying).
Hey, it’s alright. We’re all human. We make mistakes and live to learn. That’s what makes life great.
Starmiestar, I don’t know if you’re directing that towards either layman or me, but if you were to layman, sorry for accusing you. If it was me, then I appreciate the feedback and concerns.
From where I come from, people like me talk quite “Loud” (By loud, I mean rationally and intelligently). Sorry if that sounds narcissistic, but it’s true. I find it hard to track back and forth between simple and superlative English because of this, but I envy people who are able to express themselves clearly to people from all walks of life and still sound like they know what they’re talking about, no matter what the standard of English they’re using. Acrolect or Basilect.
Wiki the terms if you don’t know what I’m saying.
Sorry, had to Wiki the terms “Acrolect or Basilect” to get the meaning 😉 . Good choice of terms though 😀 !!! You learn something new everyday :).
“Guess I’m destined to be like that.” As far as I’ve seen, a person will do whatever the hell he or she wants, and the only question is how much that person is willing to put up with how other people respond. We make choices, or do things instinctively, and then there are consequences. But as long as one’s got one’s reasons, well, it’s on that person to decide if those reasons are good enough. For instance, I play a sort of fool on this site a lot, and quite frankly, it’s often because I get bored with speaking as one normally would, or even as I normally would. On the internet it’s one thing, people can shrug it off more easily, but I’ve had people in real life think very poorly of me for it, but that’s what I’m talking about.
Terrez, I don’t suppose you’re interested in poetry at all?
Did you read the part after that? It did say that it’s slowly working out, but the “Guess I’m destined to be like that” refers to other things which I think may never alleviate. But who knows, I’m still young, the future is fraught with uncertainty.
Everything else worth doing and putting the effort in, like what I said in my first comment, without the competitive mindset, is something which I’m doing now, don’t worry. Not interested in Poetry, everybody has their own interests, so it seems kind of like a friendly conversation to ask what’s yours?
Since you say you play sort of a fool, I guess I’m the drama queen? Comma Splices FTW.
This post will probably be buried before I even read a response.
It seems you’ve changed your profile picture to another picture of Tiffany, I like it. It’s quite cute. =D
Thanks ! I’m glad you like it 😉 . It’s from the latest series of Tiffany photos posted here not too long ago, the one where she was on the 200th episode of “Star King” :). Her “angelic beauty” called out to me in that photo 😀 <333 !!!
Well, the poetry, I mean, were you to try writing, would be a way to express oneself (with words) more or less as one saw fit. For me, it takes some of the edge off, and even if no one reads it, it’s a way to, hm, create something. Also, reading poetry, or about it, it’s all about language and it’s use.
As for the “destiny” line, it was just another little fortune cookie moment for me. You know, you do one thing one way, and people say this about it, and so you do something else, and people say that about it. Sometimes you’ll be the one questioning what you do. Something like that.
Lol. Never a dull moment in the comments section!
With only 1 day to go, please keep those votes coming in until the very last minute. At this rate, we probably won’t reach the top spot, but more votes will keep our chances of remaining in the finals healthy 🙂
You guys have been awesome thus far, and us staff truly value your continued support and readership. Thanks!!