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Google Buzz

I was talking with a friend the other day and saying that Google was missing out on the SNS boom that Sites like Facebook and Twitter have caught onto. Google has been the starting point for many people when they search for something on…

Site Review

I have been reorganizing the shibuya246.com Site recently and adding a number of new features. Some of you may already have noticed a few of the changes. I thought it would be worthwhile logging the updates and explaining what is now…

Family Mart on Twitter

Family Mart announced last night that they are starting a Twitter account to promote their chain of convenience stores. They are the first convenience in Japan to begin using Twitter as a form of communication with their customers.…

Japan Twitter Map

I am just checking out the Shibuya area twitter map which shows those people who are tweeting locally with a GPS enabled device. As more people use applications requiring GPS, this map will start to fill up with thousands of tweets.…

Japanese Twitter Users

Social Networking in Japan Whilst there are many popular social networking sites in Japan, including Mixi, GREE, Ameba, Livedoor and more, one site from overseas that is starting to create some interest in Japan is Twitter. Twitter…

Tokyo 2016 Project

Recently I have been busy working with 3 fellow J-Bloggers on a community blog project to support the Tokyo2016 Bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The site is called Tokyo2016Today.com My colleagues are Jill from kimonobox.com,…

Twitter, SNS, Blogs

This months issue of 日経TRENDY magazine, June, 2009 (yes, the magazines always seem to come out about 2-3 weeks before the actual month), carries a very interesting article on Twitter, blogging and SNS. It compares the contrasting styles of…

Golf is never boring

I played golf in Chiba yesterday and for those following on twitter @Shibuya246 you will have seen some of the tweets live as I made my way round the course, stopping in for lunch after nine holes, as is customary in Japan, and then…

Twitter Japanese platform with adverts

Update: Just discovered this wasn't new, but has actually been going on for 1 year. I saw it today and thought it had just started. Thanks to @serkantoto for pointing this out. It is interesting to note that a year has gone by and we still…