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 […]

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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