Got word from Jenny Lee down at the I Am Korean American site about their new redesign as well as some of the new features they've added and wanted to make sure and pass them on your way.
I Am Korean American (www.iamkoreanamerican.com), a website that features profiles of Korean Americans, recently launched a new version of its website. Started in October 2009, I Am Korean American (IAKA) currently features over 250 profiles from a diverse range of Korean Americans. These profiles consist of name, location, occupation, photo, and an "own words" section that ranges from general self-descriptions to in-depth stories about identity and culture.And remember - DIY doesn't happen by itself so get on out, check the new features, and see what you can add.
The latest website version of IAKA features two major additions: Entrepreneurs and Musicians. The Entrepreneurs section requires participants to answer specific questions about how they started their business, what they learned, and advice they can share with others. The aggregation of such content will result in a database of knowledge that can inspire and educate potential entrepreneurs. The Musicians section allows musicians to upload their music video and/or up to two tracks to give readers a sampling of their talent. This section will eventually showcase the broad range of musicians in the Korean American community and also help musicians gain more exposure through the site.
Other website enhancements include a Popular Locations sorting function, a new blog, and six random thumbnails of previous profiles at the bottom of every page.
IAKA will continue to encourage new submissions to its website and will also make plans to hold events in New York and in Los Angeles in 2011.