Twitter Virus “Plays Now” Exposes What Tasteless Videos Japanese Interested In

Japanese Twittersphere, one of the most active languages on Twitter, was confused by a simple but very effective viral trick since last week.

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Since October 15, tweets with sensational titles of videos with a link to liveplaylist.net began to appear on people’s Twitter timelines among Japanese.

The tweets has the same format:

plays “(title, usually very sensational and/or indecent)” (URL to the trick site)

and if you open the link, the site says that it needs your Twitter application permissions (including posting tweets).

Many Japanese were lured by the catchy titles and gave permissions to this malicious site, and the site automatically let them tweet the same title/link. In few days, at least 30,000 tweets (according to Yahoo! Japan tweet search) revealed what indecent videos regular users wanted to watch, caused lots of confusions. One of the most reported video was a selfie nude of the killed actress by ex-boyfriend stalker this month.

A certain popular anime’s official account was tricked as well.

https://twitter.com/r_2z_love/status/390300932354764800/photo/1

You can still see someone unknowingly disclosing his/her proclivities every minute. The search results show what attract people more, sadly most of them are sensational ones.

Mixi Closes “Mixi Video” And “Mixi Coworker’s Network”

mixi, Inc. [J] has announced the termination of service for “mixi coworker’s network” and mixi video [J] on the SNS “mixi.”

Service for “Mixi coworker’s network” began in June of 2010, and it allows you to find coworkers who register their place of work at the same company as yourself.  Also, “Mixi video” is Mixi’s own video sharing function which opened in February of 2007, and it allowed users to upload videos and paste them onto their profile or diary entries.  However according to the company, because both services are falling short of their expectations for user numbers, they came to the conclusion that they should focus their attentions on other communication services and bring these to a close.  “Mixi coworker’s network” will close service on May 23rd (Thurs.), and “Mixi video” will halt new video posts from May 23rd and terminate service at the end of July.  Also, from June (planned), they will offer a service that allows download of posted video data.

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Otagei – Too Much Trained Audience’ Dance In Japan

They are not artists, just regular Japanese mostly girls idol fans who buy tickets, chant and dance from auditorium to try to let their icons recognize them. Their performance is called “Otagei” (オタ芸 = Otaku + Gei, act/art).

You may easily imagine that many other regular audience do not welcome their space-taking, sometimes annoying moves and noises, but this one seemed to make even people dislike them impressed.

via 2ch

Sony Features Dancing Headphone Girls From All Japan’s 47-Prefecture

Sony Headphone’s official new promotion in Japan is movies on its YouTube channel. Not sounds new? But 47 girls from each prefecture dancing with the headphone at tourist places and/or with local products.

The Headphone Joshi(girls) 47 meets Extra Bass.

Recap

Tokyo girl / Tokyo Sky Tree

Wakayama girls / Wakayama Catsle

Kanawgawa girl / Yokohama Yamashita Park, near Chinatown

and more and more if you like them.

Thanks to @buru