ANYANG, SOUTH KOREA, October 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As global SNS services are now pouring in to the market, we are living in a time where we can check news feeds from celebrities all over the world with our smart phones. But there is a language barrier which blocks readers from being quickly updated on foreign celebrities.
Based on this idea Lasso&company(www.thefanda.com
) launched Android application and website, Fanda, which is an SNS service that enables users not only to gather several SNS channels owned by celebrities like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Weibo, Me2day etc. together but also to translate them. It means they are able to subscribe to SNS postings from celebrities all over world.
After joining Fanda and becoming a 'fan' of certain stars, users can check SNS postings from the stars, and a translation service for the postings is being provided. The Fanda service, which supports the translation of 32 different languages, is based on Google translator, but there is also a collective knowledge translation system where the fan of a star can freely participate in the translation.
There are Kpop stars like PSY, Super Junior, BoA, Lee Hyori, SNSD, 2NE1, Big bang etc. available in the application and there also are some famous politicians or entrepreneurs like President Barack Obama, President Park Geunhye, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett etc. The official celebrities that can be updated will be decided based on the fan's requests.
Fanda has a function that puts the best translation selected by users on top of the screen and the original text and the translation are placed together so that users can see them at the same time. Consequently, it has been created with the aim of being an effective language learning tool. Fanda users all over the world can be translators.
"Fanda will be developed into a 'multimedia-based Wikipedia' where people can see multimedia content related to celebrities all over the world," said the CEO of Lasso&company Baek-Ho Lim, expressing his ambition.
List of celebrities officially registered in Fanda
- CEO: Bill Gates, Son Jeong-Ui, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Hsieh etc.
- Celebrities: Oprah Winfrey, Marc Jacobs, Ban Ki-Moon, Tyra Banks, Paulo Coelho, Ono Yoko, Kim Yuna, Paris Hilton, Dalai Lama etc.
- Politician: Park Geun-Hye, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton etc.
- K-POP stars: Super Junior, Bing bang, BEAST, SHINEE, JYJ, 2PM, 2AM, Infinite, U-Kiss, CNBlue, FT Island, MBLAQ, ZE:A, Epic High, B1A4, Boyfriend, TEEN TOP, VIXX, Supernova, The Boss, B.A.P, KARA, 2NE1, Wonder Girls, f(x), Girls' Generation, Sistar, Secret, 4Minues, T-ARA, Davichi, After School, Jewelry, Rainbow, Girl's day, A pink, Miss A, Brown eyed girls
- Solo: PSY, Jang Keun-Suk, BoA, Jay Park, G.NA