In Japan, April is the start of school year, and many TV programs also begin this season. Japan’s public broadcasting network NHK began weekday midnight news program News Web 24 [J] works with the popular Internet service, Twitter.
# The 24 in “News Web 24” means 24 o’clock, means 00:00, which is often used in Japan to point hours after midnight when you think it belongs to the day before, especially on TV and bars/restaurants.
The 25 minutes news program on Monday to Friday features 5 commentators rising around Japanese web scene, like freelance journalist Daisuke Tsuda and writer Kenrou Hayamizu.
Although net-savvies like 2-channel users chucked off this attempt as senior-citizen’s friend NHK playing down to younger watchers, their picking up this tweet is interesting and good. I can not think NHK is streaming all raw tweets with the hashtag, of course they must be manually filtering which tweets they put on.
Daisuke Tsuda(@tsuda), freelance IT journalist and recently reporting on Twitter about undergoing developments about an event when attending it, and Japanese twitterers call that behavior “Tsuda-ru” (an Internet slang) after his name. Now it is a boom among people who use Twitter and frequently attend social events around the corners in Tokyo.
Gaku Hashimoto[J](@ga9_h), known as one of two diet members who have their own Twitter accounts and often post Twitter messages about their perspectives and undergoing developments in the parliament house. A son of former Japanese prime minister Ryutaro Hashimoto[J](deceased).
Mr. Tsuda’s presentation was being reported by an audience on Twitter, in other words, was “Tsuda-rareru” (the passive voice of “Tsuda-ru“) at the event, but he seemed to have complaint about what it is called.
Twitter is originally intended for telling updates around its users to their friends, and it is so natural that every tweet reflects what they see and hear. I call the behavior not “report” but “live in text” since I want to emphasize a function of Twitter as media, which allows us to tell others something without subjective relief.
Ms. Yamazaki presented on how Twitter plays a role for Iranian protest against presidential election results, and introduced Twitter had shifted scheduled system maintenance to avoid hampering message posts by protesters.