Ever since I found out that U-Kiss has never won an award show, like as in, evaaar. i did my best to follow all the fan clubs to see if there are any tutorials for fans on how to help their idols increase in rank in the charts. i mainly go to their highest ranking fan club, fuckyeahukiss, unlike other international fc's that claim to be fc's, this one ACTUALLY replies to me when i have a question, and reply to me in understandable American.
You see, in South Korea, there are so many KPOP groups. some who've been around for 6 years, some for less than that. there more groups that are only a year old. Seoul's pop music industry has been thriving since the 90's and has steadily done so. Hand in hand with TV series, more commonly called Korean Dramas, South Korea's pop culture, at least what is shown on TV is further gaining popularity world wide.
So some groups release albums yearly, these albums are either mini albums or full length albums. Albums you say? cd's? can't we just download that? well, we can. but most KPOP fans buy legally and buy both physical and digital formats. Is that enough?
Sadly no. The competition is so stiff, and while illegal downloads is the norm, their music industry have upped the ante and made the competition even stiffer.
They have charts for physical album sales, they have charts for digital sales and downloads, charts for streaming and charts for popularity.
In this post I will show you how I have been streaming and voting on mnet using two browsers and my facebook accountSS.
I have two browsers, one is firefox and the other is google chrome as shown below.
You will need to log in to your fb account in both browsers with NO proxy. people who will read this post know that proxy ip address are required for streaming on bugs.co.kr to be counted on to your idol's stats (or song you're interested in making a top hit).
below is a screen shot of both browsers with no proxy.
instructions on how to change the proxy on your browsers are listed on this site. this site will give you up to date proxy ip's you will need to stream and make it seem like you're in South Korea. This is a must for any foreign fan in a foreign land intending to help.
PLEASE RIGHT CLICK (APPLE CLICK) THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM and you will get a drop down menu to open the image to another tab.
Once you're logged in to your facebook account, you will NOW need to switch to the Korean proxy ip address by ticking the radio button as shown below. you can then proceed to open a new tab on your browser and go to http://www.bugs.co.kr/
ONCE ON BUGS.CO.KR you switch to your South Korean proxy ip address.
or it will show you this:
Once the site detects that you're using a South Korean Ip address, click the blue button on the lower right hand corner of the screen near the area of facebook's logo.
the page will take to this page IF this is the first time you will be doing this with your facebook account (this will no longer pop up in subsequent streaming)
then you'll encounter the Terms of Service Agreement page as shown below: make sure you tick the boxes in each part, so that the check will appear in each box.
once you've cleared all these steps, you will see your address bar actually say bugs.co.kr/logincodeOK
then search for the group you want on the search bar- that search bar is right next to the bugs! logo on the upper left hand side of the screen. roman/hangul doesn't matter it still pulls it up. then when you're at the appropriate area, click the song you want. if your java/flash is updated you will get a pop up for the song that will run for 1min only.
RUN THE SONG FOR THAT DURATION and with the volume on [if you don't wanna hear it then just mute the volume on your computer and NOT the bugs ap].
1stream per hour per facebook account=1point. if you have access to more than one facebook account then use those, too. so you can log on to other facebook accounts in that hour to give them another point. in other words you can stream for a whole hour it will still count as one point if you only streamed with just one facebook account.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET FLAGGED BY FACEBOOK BY LOGGING IN FACEBOOK WHILE YOU HAVE THE PROXY ON.
if you're in the Philippines, you made that facebook account in the Philippines, then log in as normal, with no proxy.
for subsequent (following, susunod na pag stream) log ons to bugs.co.kr before you start streaming make sure you are on a South Korean ip otherwise you will get this screen.
I ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOG OUT OF BUGS PROPERLY, SO WHAT I DO IS CLOSE FIREFOX COMPLETELY AND OPEN IT AGAIN SO THE NEXT TIME YOU OPEN BUGS, IT'S GONNA ASK YOU TO LOG IN AGAIN.
DO THIS AGAIN IN THE NEXT HOUR. YOU CAN SKIP GOING BACK TO NO PROXY AND STAY ON SOUTH KOREAN PROXY IP AND GO TO BUGS.CO.KR DIRECTLY
YOU WILL GET THIS SCREEN:
now i did mention maximizing your internet browsers. so you've got another browser on, log in to your fb account there, too. for mnet, no need to update the proxy. just sign in using your facebook (or twitter) and follow the instructions for mnet, all it asks is that you allow mnet on your fb, like the picture below:
click on go to app and it will lead you back to the mnet voting area if it does not then you'll need to copy this link on your address on another tab http://mwave.interest.me/mcountdown/vote.m? in the same browser you are using that way the facebook (or twitter) log in is kept or remembered.
VOTE and you're done.
do this for all your fb accounts if you have access to more than one fb account then vote with those, too.
for mnet you will encounter this pop up, click on the image to enlarge
click on ok, while logged in to that account, then change the ip address of your browser to anything except a south korean ip address.
and vote again.
of course, streaming and voting is only a fraction of how we can increase the stats of our idols in this competition, but it's something. if you can afford it, buy their songs/albums digitally over and over and download them [and not just buy them].
soribada has a facebook ap for us that we can use to buy and download. please make sure your java / flash is updated and your internet is really fast.
I'm sure there are questions. i'm sorry i didn't make this post in taglish or in filipino, i would like to be understood by more fans on top of our Filipino KPop fans.
if you have questions or clarifications, kindly leave your questions on the comment section below, disqus. thanks.