On April 1, Kyoto-based web service company Hatena released a new microblog service Hatena Now, which restrict users’ message at most 3 characters. Hatena called it “The world smallest nano blog” [J]. In 2009, we reported a nano blog chuitter.jp, which limits message by 14 letters, 1/10 of Twitter. However, Chuitter ceased after one year… Continue reading Hatena Launces World Shortest 3 Letters Microblog Hatena Now
Blame Avatar’s hit on screen. Many of Japanese big portal showed great originality on April Fools’ Day. Half a day ahead to 3D services launch in USA. The No.1 Yahoo! Japan announced their migration to 3D top page on Microsoft Silverlight technology. No.4 portal (by visitors, according to the NetRatings 2007 research [J]) Nifty No.… Continue reading Japanese April Fools’ Day Is 3D! 3D! 3D!
On the day when all we are permitted to wag the dog, many companies devoted themselves to create attractive pranks on their websites. I wrapped up what had happened on Japanese web scene. For pursuing the journalist’s perspective to be honest on the facts, we Asiajin report no prank nor joke, but do the fact… Continue reading April Fools’ Day Jokes On Japanese Websphere