Editorials

Forever Giving Happiness: Girls’ Generation and Märchen Fantasy
Posted by MoonSoshi9 on January 27th, 2014
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To my right, a man and his wife. To my left, a twenty-something girl. In front of me, a grandma and her young granddaughter. Myself, a foreigner in a new home. Singing “Forever” together to show Girls’ Generation how much they meant to us all, we were not really so different. We were all the […]

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What It Means to Be an Effective Leader
Posted by Akino_Makoto on March 8th, 2013
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In the world of K-Pop, leadership is typically viewed as something of utmost importance. The leader of each K-Pop group isn’t expected to simply play the leader figure towards one’s groupmates; the leader must also become the public voice for his or her respective group and carry out the role with immeasurable maturity. For some […]

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The Price of Fandom
Posted by SNSDave on February 1st, 2013
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Ask any SONE about the extent of Girls’ Generation’s popularity, and the response will likely be the same: “They are a global sensation.” And it’s true. By and large, it has become a Global Generation, stretching across the world, enjoyed by people of all walks of life. But within that is where we start to […]

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Can Girls’ Generation Benefit From the ‘Gangnam Style’ Phenomenon?
Posted by cucumberoni on October 21st, 2012
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I’m going to go out on a limb and say that unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know about PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. I’m also going to take a wild guess and assume that, by reading this on Soshified, you’re probably a Girls’ Generation fan. Within the past year, SONEs celebrated the […]

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The SONE Fandom in the Social Media Age
Posted by cucumberoni on August 30th, 2012
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Girls’ Generation recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, and they’ve gained so many fans over those five years that it seems impossible to count them all. While some SONEs have been lucky enough to meet each other in person (some on more than one occasion), many only know each other through social media networks such as […]

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Instead of Calling Them Idols, Call Them Artists
Posted by SeraphKY on May 29th, 2012
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When talking about Girls’ Generation, one of the most succinct ways to describe them would be to say, “female idol group”. But do those words truly describe them for who they are? Not in the slightest. The only accurate words in that description would be “female” and “group”. However, the context of the word “idol” […]

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