Surviving Without the Internet in South Korea

Monday, March 08, 2010

Could you live without the internet for a whole week? No email. No Facebook. No If that thought fills you with horror then you'll feel for two families in South Korea—the “most wired” nation in the world, with the fastest broadband speeds and the highest percentage of its population online. As part of the BBC’s “Superpower” season, which is looking at how the Internet has changed the world, these two families were asked to cut themselves off from the Internet for a whole week.

The BBC’s John Sudworth had to persuade them to take the challenge; he joins us from the South Korean capital, Seoul.


John Sudworth

Hosted by:

Miles O'Brien

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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