July 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 3)

Continued from (Part 2). Last part of July news which we did not write as a dedicated article.

Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated.

Twitter as a fool detector

“Twitter, a fool detector” is a recent buzzword in Japan. It came from net-savvy’s dry humor by observing “normal” people tweeted socially unacceptable things and got bashed. But that also means how Twitter is widely used by non-techy.

Pixiv Troubled

Pixiv was rumored to be developing international version, but is having troubles with current users.

Other news

If you want to know any specific news more, but unable to find them in other English blog/media, please let us know.

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Akky Akimoto

@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on

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