Category Archives: Japan

Twitter trials 280 characters, but its success in Japan is more than a character difference

Twitter has rolled out a limited trial of 280 characters for some of its users. In announcing the trial, Twitter specifically noted that most Japanese tweets had 15 characters while most English tweets had 34 characters. They also noted that … Continue reading

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Recent contacts working on cross-language problems

I’ve recently been able to meet some spectacular individuals who are working on various aspects of cross-language communication. This blog post won’t to justice to all of their work; so, please click to their websites and learn more. Irene Eleta … Continue reading

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Internets: Division through location, langauge

Japanese Social Media Prism http://asiajin.com/blog/2009/01/31/japanese-social-media-prism/ AP IMPACT: Fake 911 calls difficult to prevent http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100121162 Network Neutrality advocates promote the web as the largest source of free information and argue it must remain that way. Promoting network neutrality in 2007, now … Continue reading

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Mobile Web

Poorer Nations Go Online on Cellphoneshttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB122844530354182063.html MySpace Sets Video for Mobilehttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB122827284915475015.html I’m residing in Okinawa, Japan, currently working as an English teacher for the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education. The use of cellphones here is absolutely phenominal. They are everywhere … Continue reading

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