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What's it about?
WEVERSE is a social media platform specifically for fans of BTS and other K-pop bands (currently TXT and GFRIEND, with others advertised to be coming soon). Teens can connect with other fans of the bands and sometimes with band members themselves via posts. After joining Weverse, teens can choose which artist's groups to join, setting a username for each group. There's also the option to purchase videos, including a docuseries about BTS, Bring the Soul, and a movie, Bring the Soul: The Movie.
Is it any good?
This Korean band fan community is active, but teens may find problems with translation. Many of the comments are written in Korean and users are supposed to be able to tap a button to translate, but it doesn't always work. The money-making heart of the app is the docuseries and movie available for purchase. The artists do post to the boards, and fans can engage with like-minded teens, but some users report lots of glitchiness and a lack of moderation, which could make it less fun. So, even if it is a marketing tool to promote the bands' video series, hard-core fans will likely love the opportunity to connect with the bands they admire.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about their favorite music and favorite bands and look at videos or images posted on Weverse together. Discuss the pros and cons of joining a fan club.
Talk to kids about how artists promote new albums or movies with publicity. Do the artists seem to post more frequently just before a new release?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free (price varies for exclusive content)
- Release date: September 20, 2019
- Category: Social Networking
- Topics: High School, Middle School, Music and Sing-Along
- Size: 40.50 MB
- Publisher: BENX CO., Ltd.
- Version: 1.2.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
- Last updated: October 12, 2019
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