Freenet’s Move to Social System

Freenet a “free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish “freesites” (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship,” is now making a move toward censorship resistant social networking system. Freenet, essentially is a decentralized hard drive, with cryptographically implemented input and output controls — a […]

Social Network Analytics of Japan

Google Insights for Search reveals rather interesting fact about social network system’s in Japan. Overall, Japanese social network scene is dominated by mixi, and Google Insights filtered to Japan do show that trend as well. (In world wide trend, mixi is nothing.) Filtering the result to year to date 2009, it starting to reveal rather […]

Policy Revision of mixi Starting Aug. 18

Looks like mixi‘s becoming anonymous social network site. There’s new policies effective August 18, among many other policy changes, they are adding following to the item 16 of the prohibited actions clause. (16) Disclosure of a contact information of third-party or a self, which can be used to identify individual, including address, phone number, E-mail […]

In Japan, Twittering by Candidates are Illegal During Their Election Campaign

Yes, you heard it right, in Japan, their cabinet council determined that twittering by candidates during their election campaign illegal under Japanese Public Election Law, which classifies twittering as “election campaign by texts or graphic.” This sounds really insane, but it is already illegal for candidates to even update blogs during their election campaign. Why? […]

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