Softbank did it again – Free Ustream Studio, and Free WiFi spots

One of the Japanese cell-phone cariors, Softbank is known for foreigner-friendly carrior. With its innovative mind set is somewhat similar to that of Apple. Today, they did it again. Softbank gained the Japan’s most friendly cell phone company in Japan among Twitter users. From one tweet from Japanese Twitter user to Softbank CEO, Masatoshi Son, Softbank decided to open its company building and invited 2,000 guests to show around the company building. And, one Japanese twitter suggested him to set-up a Ustream studio because Softbank announced to acquire a portion of Ustream share. Son replied immediately that he would do it. 1.5 months later, Softbank built a Ustream studio, and […]


The rise of “Media 2.5”

As a journalist and editor of a several publications, I can no longer ignore the trend of this social media movement. Previously, we had a clear distinction between mass media and personal blog media. However, Twitter, Ustream and YouTube shortened the gap between “mass” and “personal”. This is not the viral marketing. Viral marketing is initialted by individuals. When you pay attention to Twitter’s timeline, I could say that 1/3 to 1/5 of Twitter’s discussion is based on what mass media talks about. So if all of mass media disappeared from this world, Twitter would become 1/3 to 1/5 less interesting. I think it’s time to restructure the style of […]


The World Best Travel YouTube Video about Japan

I just discovered these video series done by egauemon-san on YouTube. I personally think this is ABSOLUTELY the BEST travel video IN THE WORLD!!!!. Why? You just have to watch these in FULLSCREEEN. KYOTO – CRUISE 2009[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5njZhbhL9s] ISE JINGU / JAPAN 2010[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZfNQ7JzbA] No annoying host No talking It’s like you are there. Next step, find out wrere, buy an air plane ticket, and be there. —–


Tokyo Sky Drive -Night ver.- 01

Just watch and relaxTokyo Sky Drive -Night ver.- 01 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpTI3W9dPtc] —


Web developers’ memo

Leaving some memo for my new project. Let’s refresh my mind againBest Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Sitehttp://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html Javascript Tips jQuery LazyLoadhttp://www.appelsiini.net/projects/lazyloadThis is the jQuery plug in to post load the images that are only visible (or delay loading image) Preload Images Sequentially With jQueryhttp://www.appelsiini.net/2007/6/sequentially-preloading-images YUI2: ImageLoaderhttp://developer.yahoo.com/yui/imageloader/ Social Network Widgets ShareThishttp://sharethis.com/ AddToAnyhttp://www.addtoany.com/ DISQUShttp://disqus.com/ IntenseDebate http://intensedebate.com/ Social Marketing Facebook Pages vs Facebook Groups: What’s the Difference?http://mashable.com/2009/05/27/facebook-page-vs-group/ —