Cute Video of Cute Song by Cute Kid About Internet + Gaming Etiquette Is Surprisingly Cute

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  1. Mark Temporis says:

    Anon @13; the very first girl you see (at 0:03) is smiling! The kids look relatively happy and normal. It does appear quite a few don’t know the song and are reading the words off the board, which may interfere with their current joy.

  2. Hamm says:

    Post #29 and Gordsellar have salvaged my opinion of boingvoing’s audience. Thank you.

  3. grikdog says:

    Awww, c’mon! This is just another version of the old Pepsi commercial, “Wanna Teach the World to Sink” with a thick ironic slice of “Gotten to Know You” from The King and I. Nothing makes us white colonials feel finer than colored kids who want to be just like us, huh? Too bad it’ll never happen is the subtext. I’m learning Mandarin, myself.

  4. TroofSeeker says:

    Hey, what’s with the creepy pedophile peeking in the window in the beginning? I think he’s shopping for a new playmate. Then the message soaks in, and he goes off to masterbate.
    Powerful stuff, children singing.

    Oh, and Zeno- 99%? 99?? Maybe it’s time to kick out the stool.

  5. cycle23 says:

    That “pedophile” is just flashing a light on your son’s wall, just making a universal swirlie motion, and he does this every night, with your child.

  6. gordsellar says:

    #4 and #5 are right: they’re Korean kids, and I’m not sure the whole song is specific to gaming etiquette, actually. There’s a reference to how one should behave in games, yes, though it’s not necessarily the context of the whole song, but perhaps just that line in which it’s mentioned.

    In many ways the song actually reflects the more general moral panic about the internet in Korea today, though I don’t think I’ll bother just now to explain unless someone is interested in hearing about just how much internet freedom was jettisoned here in the last couple of years.

  7. Anonymous says:

    @Skramble: I believe they are speaking as the Internet Guardian Angel for that line. Or at least that’s how I interpreted it.

  8. FreakCitySF says:

    Future gold farmers?

  9. jeffhorwich says:

    From the nation that brought you children singing about the Grass Mud Horse… http://bit.ly/ii4s

    Those Chinese kids can write a cute tune about anything.

  10. cha0tic says:

    You should link to this from your moderation policy.

  11. SweetCuppinCakes says:

    They’re Korean.

  12. invisibelle says:

    #4 beat me to it. Not all Asians are Chinese, dude.

  13. Xeno says:

    Um… I think I need the reverse of a unicorn chaser. Where’s my goatse chaser?

  14. nom_de_grr says:

    What the…? Did the camera zoom in on…Douglas Rushkoff?!

  15. caipirina says:

    now if the background music would have been a ukulele played by Jon Hodgman … pure BB gold ..

  16. freetardzero says:

    Ah, Xeno, my precious Internet friend. We North Americans are indeed spoiled senseless- at least, those of us north of the Mexican/US border. We are spoiled, and entitled, and we waste vast swaths of the world’s resources defending our unsustainable lifestyles. This is Truth.

    But I think Igzabier is smoking too much Happy Hemp, or whatever passes for Grade A BC Bud in his part of the world, judging from his incomprehensible comments.

    I for one, welcome our new Korean Netiquette Overlords! Don’t Spit!

  17. mneptok says:

    Invisibelle @ #5

    NOT ALL ASIAN ARE CHINESE DUDE needs to be a t-shirt slogan. Now.

  18. brooklyntwang says:

    but who is actually the Internet Guardian Angel? I want to meet her/him.

  19. Xeno says:

    @Freetardzero

    The entire human race is scum no matter where you go. The default state it to usurp and be lazy. You think Americans are unique? Take a look around. You will find it anywhere you go.

    Your naivete is amusing. I leave you with these words of wisdom from this poet laurete of my generation…

    So you been to school
    For a year or two
    And you know you’ve seen it all
    In daddy’s car
    Thinkin’ you’ll go far
    Back east your type don’t crawl

    Play ethnicky jazz
    To parade your snazz
    On your five grand stereo
    Braggin’ that you know
    How the n*****s feel cold
    And the slums got so much soul

    It’s time to taste what you most fear
    Right Guard will not help you here
    Brace yourself, my dear:

    It’s a holiday in Cambodia
    It’s tough, kid, but it’s life
    It’s a holiday in Cambodia
    Don’t forget to pack a wife

  20. skramble says:

    yes it is a very cute and sensible little verse.
    but I don’t understand the line:

    “I know who did it (be careful) ”

    know who did what?
    Is it a warning not to be overly accusatory, even when you are certain about what you are saying? or what does it mean?

  21. Anonymous says:

    There is much background information that most of you may lack, regarding this video. Many kids are taught to use a computer early on in South Korea and there has been an ongoing concern in society and government about anonymous postings that have actually contributed to several high profile suicides in Korea (though Korea enjoys a very high rate before now). Due to this, there is talk about having people register to post on Korean internet sites so that they would be more responsible for their comments.

    Additionally, the Mad Cow demos of last year, in Seoul, were largely spurred on by political elements that used anonymous postings in online forums to promote wide-spread social discontent which caused many problems for the government and many citizens. That was, IMHO, a grand example of how a flash mob can degenerate into a hi-tech lynch mob, complete with “citizen reporters” in the street, online innuendo and outright lies (rumors) being passed around as facts.

    The Korean Government is undoubtedly attempting to promote civic responsibility in their society but the idea of a “internet guardian angel” is a bit disturbing in its implications of having overseer of sorts and also sad, considering the really wonderful children songs, written by mature composers, that have come out of Korea, which most Westerners do not get to hear.

    This song is abysmal and more like what I would expect from the PRC.

  22. nosehat says:

    Well that’s sure to give me nightmares.

  23. Versh says:

    If only more people adopted an a priori bias of understanding before commenting– I’d estimate 75% of commentary (perhaps less so with certain domains) are mostly complaints, pejorative statements, and insults. The “so-called criticism” revolves finding a fault without citing any form of reasoning to base the conclusion.

    It’s going to be a depressing day when these kids eventually discover YouTube’s abysmal “user community” of regulars.

    Kid: “Hello precious Internet friend.”
    YouTubeScum46: “a/s/l??? LOL, KTHX BA1 f#$%er!!1″
    Kid: O__o

  24. Xeno says:

    Screw it. I’m in a mood now. Sorry. I’m just reacting to react.

    I will say this: 99% of everything is sh*t. Art, literature, music and humans. Regardless of creed, culture or sex.

    But that doesn’t stop me from reading. It doesn’t stop me from listening to music. And I still keep trying with the humans no matter how much they puzzle me. As I often find some good stuff worth keeping around… and I don’t care what section of the bookstore I got it from.

  25. phosphorious says:

    MAJOR props to IGZABIER for trying to start a flame war on this particular thread.

  26. igzabier says:

    so-o-o-o cute. and maybe the eyes of spoiled north americans can be awoke to the beauty and sensibility of other cultures. sure these kids are raised to “obey” but with all children being so open and without ill will it is only the adults who should be learning from them, regardless of geography.
    seriously good idea to add this to any site that needs moderation or netiquette guide.

  27. Antinous / Moderator says:

    igzabier,

    You do realize that I can tell what continent you’re posting from? So I assume that you’re including yourself in the ‘spoiled’ category.

  28. Xeno says:

    @IGZABIER

    ‘spolied north americans’? And what arrogant culture would you be from? Did you not learn anything from that video…sheesh.

  29. Anonymous says:

    It’s adorable, but why aren’t any smiling? It’s a little creepy to watch little kids sing without any happiness.

  30. igzabier says:

    xeno learns, a revelatory moment! I am always learning.
    was it Laurie Anderson(wife of Lou Reed) said’to be an artist be observant’

    to learn more about ignorant america and enlightened asia just read comments on any american website, xeni, xeno et al

  31. Anonymous says:

    judging by the animosity singing Korean kids can generate in the comment section, they might want to add a chorus about not feeding trolls… :P also, what about “thou shall not blast the noob?”

  32. Xeno says:

    @Igzabier

    enlightened==arrogance? Igzabier descends into madness. Innocent naivete equates to enlightenment in what sense? I believe enlightenment is a search for knowledge. You confuse the empty vessel with the full one.

    Your arrogance is without basis and I doubt your culture would agree that any one race is superior. For that is true ignorance.

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