The definition of “new” (now) is being changed by twitter

With increased update cycle, blog posts once changed the definition of “new”(or “now”) that we had used to with the traditional media, broadcast or print. I think now is the time to re-define “new” (or “now”) again with twitter, which allows only 140 characters per twit(ter)  but with an amazingly higher update cycle than any other existing publishing tool. Wonder if Google or Technorati is going to capture this whole data set (say, every 5 minutes? And wonder if it is any meaningful at all?).

Being spontaneous, I bet, the quality of each twit(ter)  is so low. Yet I think we should embrace that spontaneity at the cost of quality, just like we did so with blog posts to traditional media. Besides, I have the feeling we have so many blogs posts that are essentially redundant including mine; we should often be able to boil down what we are going to blog post to a twit(ter) of less than 140 characters.

Obviously it is about the trade-off between Spontaneity and Time-To-Edit (hence, Cost of editorial).

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definition of

Amazingly enough I searched “twitter search” and found, among many, this thing called twittersearch. WOW, Really amazing!

Update: Incidentally, thanks asyuu for pointing me at mybloglog blog; mybloglog is now being integrated with twitter account but so far I can not figure out how. I did myself somewhat similar a couple days ago instead by placing my mybloglog URL in twitter homepage section and my twitter URL in mybloglog homepage section in the hope of visitors being cross-referenced.

Update2: Just found the blog post by Andrew Parker where he believes many blog posts can be a twitter post less than 140 characters. I totally agree.

おつかれさまでした (Congratulations)

fon night

あまり話を聞いてなかったが、昼間のプレスリリースと同じ内容だったと思います。

おつかれさまでした。(English: Congratulations! Though I was not really listening to the presentation since the place was so crowded, I suppose what he talked about was more or less the same with the press release made during the day time on the same 12/4.)

Here is from netafull, YouTube.

Best wishes,

Update: “FON” is ranked second as the popular keywords now (as of 11:16, 2006/12/05)
It moved up to the top as of 10:00am, 12/06, Japan time.

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Also the Blog TV video featuring Chigahara san of FON Japan, (in Japanese) aired the last Friday on Tokyo MX TV. (via blog tv official site)

MONTHS LATER: PODCAST cliraji featuring Chigahara san and Mashima san.

UPDATE: Fon community at mixi ミクシィのFONのコミュニティです  now reached 567 over the ten days, almost 4x of what it had prior to the launching campaign. キャンペーン開始前の約4倍、2006年年末時点でメンバーが750名を超えました。

Graph evolution of community at Mixi for FON, Mylo, and X01HT, updated 2007/01/21
FON, MYLO, X01HT

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See the spike right after the La Fonera free sampling campaign Dec 5-Dec 9

Blog seasonality or what?

Following my previous post using technorati chart, I got started to doubt the validity of it. Here is why: This time, I used quite the generic Japanese word “wa” (or “ha” or は) on the same chart and obtained the following. Since it is so generic the word of Japanese, the chart should represent the evolution of the number of blog posts in Japanese over a year time.

 Peaked around February. Tried other words too and the resulted shapes looked more or less the same.

Is this the matter of seasonality or just the matter of artificial factors – such as, technorati increased their object blogs in January to February and then subtracted them afterwards anyhow ?

The shape took on a really strange form – peaked around February and decreased afterwards- People blog less in March -June and more in January to February. I don’t know.  In many other categories I have observed people do things less in January and February and do more things in April and May especially in Japan. 

Posts that contain per day for the last 360 days.
Technorati Chart

del.icio.us hotlist

Have you noticed del.icio.us has the new feature hotlist upfront, which focuses more on new last 1 hour tagged items.

Interesting to see the difference on one hand services like technorati focuses on top 100 or my favorites EVER, on the other hand del.icio.us fouces on recent last one hour. I think the time is the new dimension, with which those tools can guide us in the new direction.

日本人って、こんなにいたっけ?

テクノラティのCEOの公表数値によれば、世界中のブログのなかで、もっとも多く使われている言語が何と、わが母国語の日本語だそうです。今年去年から人口が減りはじめた、我が日本ですが、こんなにいたっけなぁ?驚きです。英語の苦手な人でも、グラフだけでもどうぞ。 こちら 🙂

Update: Thanks gashu for pointing out the mistake I’ve made in the link. (inside mixi) Now it is ok.  Here is my favorite entry of his.

According to technorati’s CEO, Dave Sifry, Japanese is the largest use of language, even larger than English, in the entire blogosphere. Given the fact the entire Japanese population had just started to decrease the last year and presumably so high usage ratio of English relative to Japanese now inherent worldwide, it is quite surprising.