The Marmot's Hole

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The Marmot's Hole was a weblog by American writer Robert J Koehler dealing with Korean politics and society. It was believed to be the most widely read English-language blog dealing with Korea-related topics.[1] Because of this status, it was frequently used as a source for news stories about the expat community. [2] In addition, many international sources turned to it for reaction after the 2006 North Korean nuclear test.[3] The Marmot's Hole also received attention from Korean media, notably on the occasion of its recommendation for Americans to thank South Korea for aid following Hurricane Katrina.[4] The blog first gained media attention in 2004, with a Korea Times piece on expat blogs. [5] Citing a lack of motivation to continue the blog, it was closed by the owner, Robert, in December 2015.

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  1. ^ "In the blogs, opinions run riot". Joongang Daily. 2006-04-22. Archived from the original on 2006-11-15. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  2. ^ http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=2&no=324050&rel_no=1 http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=2&no=323385&rel_no=1
  3. ^ http://www.slate.com/id/2151258/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldhaveyoursay/2006/07/your_comments_north_korea_and.html
  4. ^ "美 누리꾼들 'Thank you, Korea!'". Daum News. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  5. ^ Lisa Hanson (2004-01-12). "The Medium Is the Message in K-Blogs". Retrieved 2006-11-25. 

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