Playing on the tag challenge is one of the Japanese Twitter users’ favorites, besides super simultaneous tweets by TV watchers.
There is a series of challenges that #”Send A picture, and B will be given to you”(#Aの画像を送るとそれに近いBの画像が送られてくる). As a challenge, cats, yuru-chara characters and anime idols from Idol M@aster console/social game are used well.
For example, “Send Idol M@aster idol, and the Magic the Gathering card will be given to you.” was a huge hit.
The latest popular one happening around March 2 is an challenge tag #”Send Deremasu picture, and Hilary Clinton will be given to you.” “Deremasu” is a nickname of a social game in the Idol M@aster world.
US Presidential nomination is not a small news in its allied Japan. More people are seeing candidates photos on news media and that must affect these Japanese Twitter users to play on what.
You may explorer more and more Hilary’s photos matched with an Idol M@aster photo on Twitter search
Canon Marketing’s iPhone app Perstext let you decorate your photo with text in perspective way.
Genre: 写真／ビデオ, エンターテインメント
Language: English, Japanese
Artist: Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
Released at: October 30, 2014
The app supports Japanese and English but seems available only in Japanese app store so far. The app offers more effects and fonts with in-app purchase.
via Tatsuwo no Changelog
Perstext – Draw Text Perspectively Over Photo From Canon
A Japanese hiker @setori_ tweeted with a photo around a crater on Mt. Ontake, Nagano.
The tweet’s time 11:52 a.m is just one minute before the mountain erupted. There are no newer tweets from this person and Japanese web users are anxious.
Photo Tweet A Minute Before Today’s Volcano Eruption Worried
Yomiuri Shinbun, the world’s largest newspaper, today reported a new culprit who played over food and social media photo [J]. It is the latest one on the series of the stupid social media users.
This bad guy carried in his own smart phone at his workplace, a school lunch center in Nagano prefecture, took photos of dish, cooking process and how sinks were washed, then uploaded those photos on Facebook on both July 24th and 25th.
A local board of education chairman answered to Yomiuri that he deeply apologized on this serious problem which might unhinge people’s trust on food safety of school lunch.
The boom of discovering food-playing photos on social media is now becoming a big boom and traditional media like Yomiuri Shinbun are desperate to find a new culprit.
My monthly column on The Japan Times this month was about young part time workers photo troubles over Twitter.
It was not possible to post the inconsiderate photos there, so I put some links for people who want to see the photos.
A summary site someone collected the problematic photos [J] (because most case the posters ran away with shutting down their Twitter accounts). It has 3 new ones in last 2 days, so the movement keeps going.
These series of incidents are now on several major media. Today Nikkei took up the problem as huge risk for enterprises [J].
Many columnists and opinion bloggers attempted to analyze why. Newsweek Japan’s columnist Akihiko Reizei from New Jersey wrote that prank by youth is much more accepted as an elites’ culture, with referring Rookie Hazing and MIT Hacks. According to him, there are no such prank culture by low wagers in fast food industry. I showed some to Japanese Twitter users.