[Experiment] Does the bond exist on the Internet?

Omocomo is the most playful joke column site in Japan(And it is one of my favorite sites). However, they sometimes show interesting experiment articles.

Sebuyama who is one of Omocoro writers did an experiment used Twitter, mixi and Facebook.


First, he did tweet in this way in Twitter.

After having eaten lunch, I dropped a wallet and became penniless. Therefore I cannot eat dinner. Will you treat to dinner? Please!
Then Twitter users did reply in this way "Eat wild grass!". However, the tender-hearted university student appeared after this, and invited him to the tavern.

Then, he called for help with a diary of mixi. GREE and Mobage are topics, but mixi is still social networking service of the biggest in Japan.

However, there were not the reaction at all. Probably mixi has decreased number of the active users.

Finally, he called for help in Facebook.

Then, Facebook users became kind and were anxious about him in this way. "Is it true? regrettably" "I treat you to a favorite dish if you can come to Ueno" "Because I have rice and a rice cooker, I can treat you" "If you can come to Osaka, I welcome you warmly". Meanwhile, his friend Ryunosuke wrote comment earliest "What do we eat? ". And Ryunosuke took him to the cool restaurant.

This is an interesting experiment to know the tendency of Japanese Internet users. Sebuyama writes various experimental articles as well as this. The part was reported for foreign countries.

See Also:
Experiment: Can You Identify Twitter Users In Tokyo? (Asiajin)
Stalker's delight? Experiment reveals how your Twitter feed makes you easy prey (ZDNet)
The Twitter Experiment: Japanese Man Forbidden From Leaving Work Until He Gets 1000 Retweets (Rocket News24)
Death By A Thousand Tweets (Ubergizmo)
This Japanese marketer used a painful but unique approach to go viral on Twitter (The Next Web)


Today's Announcement of DeNA

Today, DeNA holds "Mobage open platform Forum" in Tokyo. They announced the lot there. I enumerate the things which thought important.

  • DeNA and Disney Japan released 2 mobile social game this month, and develop a mobile social game of Marvel Comics now.
  • Cygames’ social game apps "Rage of Bahamut" tops U.S. top-grossing Android apps on the Google Play.
  • GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE's popular game "No more heroes" become the social game in Mobage in July.
  • DeNA China concluded a business alliance with China's RenRen.
  • Kabam and NIMBLEBIT concluded a alliance with DeNA.
The archive of Ustream is here. Most are Japanese, but ngmoco CEO Neil Young gives a speech in English last.


Funny micro work request

Japanese microwork platform Crowdworks had a funny work request.

"Buy Anpan for me
Budget:10,000 yen
Delivery day: April 21
Please buy Anpan and send to my home. I show the concrete delivery place at the time of item establishment. The purchase price for Anpan, transportation expenses and a fee are included in a budget. I welcome the optional suggestion including milk matching Anpan. The number and the brand choice of Anpan entrust you. Please adhere rigidly to 12:00 from 11:00 a.m. at delivery time."

Anpan is a Japanese sweet bun most commonly filled with red beans(Azuki beans) jam.

via Wiki

The budget for such work contents is 10,000 yen?(about 123USD) It's good work! :) By the way, this item was concluded.


Pigg Life gives the 860,000 dollars for stricken area of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

Pigg Life, the farming social game of Japanese popular virtual world Ameba Pigg collected donations more than 70 million yen.

Pigg Life carried out the charity program with Ryuuichi Sakamoto from January to April.
See also:
PiggLife does charity collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto
PiggLife collected 50 million yen or more donation in less than one month
PiggLife collected 8 million yen in February

They sold virtual cedar and manure for charity. 173,322 people joined in this charity program, and 300,359 cedars were planted. The collected donation is spent for the construction of the temporary house of the stricken area.


Disney is active in virtual business in Japan

DeNA and Disney agree to bring mobile social games worldwide the end of last month.
via http://dena.jp/intl/press/press-releases/dena-and-disney-agree-to-bring-mobile-social-games-worldwide/

However, that's nothing new. Walt Disney Japan was always aggressive in virtual worlds and a social game. Disney is popular among not only children but also adults in Japan. Therefore the Walt Disney Japan provided a license for a virtual goods. Ameba Pigg is the one of example.

They started a tie-up quest with Disney in farming game Pigg Life. It is the second in this that they carry out Disney quest(First is here).

We can grow the magical farm products and can cook the Mickey Mouse dishes. When we achieve a quest, we got special virtual goods of Disney.

Japanese Disney fans are lucky :)


Go hentai go! Japan has a porn social game platform

There are some of people who say that Japanese social game market is red ocean. However, this is a true start.

The social game platform specialized in porn "moeG" opened yesterday. The Japanese porn social game platform is the 2nd in this(1st is DMM.com mobile). moeG provides R-18 social games for adult.

Furthermore, it implement the avatar system and the general social network service function. The avatar design is Manga-style, but has much sexual virtual goods. Of course, only people 18 years or older can log in here. We can still use this only in a future phone, but become able to use smartphone soon.

I think that the social game platform may be subdivided. This is the beginning.

See also:
moeG: Japan Gets Yet Another Porn Social Gaming Platform [Social Games]

The Japanese old woman who endured a storm became the topic in huge BBS 2Channel

An intense storm attacked whole Japan  the day before yesterday and yesterday. And a certain image became the topic in Japanese huge BBS  2channel.

This is a capture image of the news programs. An old woman walks in a storm. Her body is driven by a storm and inclines. This storm had power more than typhoon. Many 2 Channel's users commented for this image with "Awesome! :D".

And a user said, "Give this image the speed". This comment attached fire to many users' creation volition.

Many images were made as well as these, but all these were uploaded on 1 day. Probably she will not know herself having become famous in the Internet.

via http://blog.livedoor.jp/himasoku123/archives/51707843.html


Doraemon became mobile social game in Mobage at last

Doraemon is one of the most famous Japanese characters. He became the mobile social game in Mobage at last.

The name is "Doraemon Hokkorina". this is web browser application game, and language support is only Japanese.

Doraemon Hokkorina is a funny game. We plant the "seed of the gadgets" in the vacant land and harvest various gadgets. It is very surreal! :) The basics of this game is Mobage's popular farming social game "Nouen Hokkorina". It's very popular with women. So, Doraemon Hokkorina is popular among women, too.

We fulfill every wish of various characters with the gadgets which we harvested with Doraemon. When we grant many wishes, Doraemon's  popularity level rises.

Furthermore, there is the element decorating vacant land.

When we push forward a game, Doraemon's younger sister Dorammi appears and takes us to the bonus stage. We can make friends with various animals there.

On the other hand, this has factor of the card battle game, too(It is popular enthusiastically now in Japan.). We compose gadgets and can strengthen it.

And we can fight against an enemy using them. A special event is held just now. We can get special virtual goods when we beat enemies.

I do not yet know whether this game succeeds or fails. However, this got users more than 400,000 from a service start in a few days.


Japanese famous character began Facebook

Japanese famous character "Mukku" began Facebook. He collected Like! more than 200 in several hours.


He is a character of the kids program of Japanese TV company Fuji TV. However, since he is the character produced on April 2, 1973, he is loved by not only a child but the adult. A lot of his fancy goods is sold now, too.

ガチャピン&ムック モコモコ ムック
ガチャピン&ムック モコモコ ムック

ガチャピン・ムック 武将 根付 ストラップ ( 足軽 )
ガチャピン・ムック 武将 根付 ストラップ ( 足軽 )

By the way, he has a fellow called Gachapin. He has already used blog and Twitter, and both are very popular. Gachapin utilized social media until now than Mukku. Can Mukku beat him?