Category: SNS

The art of messaging

Sending email to your friend is to force the recipient to read the message. It works as long as there’s a trust friendship between sender and receiver, though I’d admit that not all such messages are comfortable in my experiences.

Posted in messaging, mixi, SNS, tumblr, twitter

Notice from Mixi (or, “How do we know we know each other?”)

      Mixi says that my invitation function is currently disabled, notifying that they ban the act of inviting, in public, someone I don’t “know” such as in the bulletin board. In my previous post (a blog, that is),

Posted in google, identity, invitation, invite, invites, Japan, kenji+kasahara, linkedin, mixi, my Social Networking Endeavor, MySpace, ning, open+social, openid, openisthenewproprietary, SNS, social media, social networking, typepad

A blog is a home

to be sure, blog is personal as advocated by many such as dave winer. so i used to think Blog=Person. The notion of “home” and “away” applies here. On the other hand, the emerging messaging tools such as Twitter and

Posted in blog, dave winer, fred wilson, linkedin, media, platform, SNS, social media, tumblr, twitter

who is mixi id =1?

Interestingly, it is MIXI CTO http://mixi.jp/show_friend.pl?id=1 and id=2 is its president http://mixi.jp/show_friend.pl?id=2 . Obviously, the Word of Mouth (WOM) spread from these two guys, via invitation after invitation after invitation. By the way, the face of mySpace Tom immediately becomes

Posted in ミクシィ, Batara+Kesuma, kenji+kasahara, media, mixi, MySpace, SNS, social media, softbank, wom

is the new way of launching?

Netscape by Jason Calacanis, the media coverage increases as it approaches to the launch time. update: I haven’t used DIGG at least consciously in the past and so I have no idea if they are copying DIGG.  But it seems like

Posted in aol, blog, jason+calacanis, marketing, MSM, netscape, SNS

What gyao doesn’t get

Gyao.jp is one of Japan fastest growing free of charge video streaming services, with a registered membership of 9.6 million+. Despite its self-proclaimed success, it, too, has the typical “directory” type user interface, akin to Yahoo’s. Might be comfortable to

Posted in ギャオ, broadcast, del.icio.us, gyao, Joshusa Schachter, media, SNS, social media, social networking, tag, ui, USEN, user interface, yahoo, YouTube

YouTube contents are image-centric

Japan’s online research company NetRatings reports (via CNET Japan) that YouTube penetration in Japan is 5.2% which is almost close to that of US at 5.4% and that usage frequencies of 3.2 times and average viewing time of 32 min

Posted in ミクシィ, consumer technology, google video, Japan, metaphor, mixi, SNS, Tokyo, YouTube

MIXI account setup

Update^3: Sorry folks Update^2: Someone, actually one of my maimiku, told me that such mobile mail address restriction applies only to IP address allocated to Japan. Hence no such restrictions to apply otherwise, it seems. Update: For those who are

Posted in ashiato, ミクシィ, Batara+Kesuma, disjoin, guestbook, invitation, invite, invites, IPO, Japan, kenji+kasahara, maimiku, mixi, mobile, MSM, mysql, SNS, social networking, Tokyo, tutorial

A proposal for MIXI

Since I started reading Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble (not yet finished, because I am very slow), I have been wondering how a blog can be used as a corporate communication tool, especially as a customer contact center. One of

Posted in ashiato, ミクシィ, ブログ, Japan, kenji mori, maimiku, marketing, media, mixi, SNS, social media, social networking