Tag Archives: Social Media

The Social Network

It’s a while ago, but I went to see “The Social Network”. It was much better than I thought. I expected something like a typical “success story of Mark Zuckerberg” which sounds a bit boring, but I enjoyed the direction which mixes the time line and its speedy story-telling. It was a casual watch.

Although I have no idea what the real Mark Zuckerberg is like, I liked his ability of coding…err, no, vitality. How he plans what he wants to do in his brain and quickly wires it up looked really cool…is it geeky impression? He is absolutely intelligent, but probably that results in his behaviour which looks rather arrogant…even communication with his best friend, his (unintentional) attitude resulted in making a gap little by little…these story was quite interesting. I guess he is innocent, in a sense.Well, I don’t know how much non-fictional the film is though.

Anyway, it taught me that any brilliant idea is simply worthless unless you can realize it in this world, I thought this film shows the power of realization. I want to see it again carefully.

Lupin the Third and Social Media

A Japanese animation called “Lupin the third” is doing a massive scale promotion in Japan. (Lupin the thrid, the main character is a heroic phantom theft, like the original “Lupin”) And they are using social media a lot!

At the beginning, a official account of “Lupin” was created on mixi, and they let users to become “friends”. And they collected opinions of what the users want him to steal. I thought maybe they would use these opinions for the idea to make another animation, but actually a famous statue in Shibuya in Tokyo has gone. Seems the actual police force was cooperating with this project too.

What happened was uploaded to their account on youtube and flickr, and in the physical world, lots of announcement appeared. Even after that, they stole “the cover of the famous magazine”, and “the famous character of the restaurant” etc… and it’s still going on!

As for online, if you put a blog part on your blog, “he” will come to steal it, and the stolen blogs are shown on the official website. And they are going to have a party to share the “treasure” with users both online and offline…

They update the situation on Twitter. Users are also updating what’s happening with their mobiles. The original content was just a character of an animation, but they are using lots of both online/offline media, and now it’s becoming a big inter-media-campaign. This is great.

Check it out if you are interested in.

Using social media

So everyone says “Twitter, “Twitter”, “Twitter” recently for social media stories, but how do you use them? These are what I use:

  1. Mixi (SNS/J): Japanese friends
  2. Facebook (SNS/E): Other friends + some Japanese friends
  3. LinkedIn (SNS/E): Career networking
  4. Seminar SNS (SNS/J): Members of the seminar at Uni
  5. UK Alumni Network (SNS/J): Importing blog only
  6. Twitter (Micro-blog/E&J): Small story and real-time story
  7. Blog (Blog/E&J,separated): Bigger story and self-log
  8. Booklog(Book blog/J): Not often
  9. Delicious (Bookmark/E&J): Partially sharing
  10. Last.fm (Music SNS/E&J): Auto-feeding from iTunes

I wish I could send Twitter feeds to all SNS at the same time, but Tweetdeck that I use now is only compatible with English, which means is not compatible with mixi at all. Even tweets from my Japanese friends can’t be displayed properly, ummm. Also LinkedIn can import Twitter feed but some of my tweets are too trivial and not related to career at all… I wish I had a client application that I can control where/what to tweet. Should I write it by myself?

By the way, still I’m not sure how I should use LinkedIn…Usually for business network, trust is important so information needs to be accurate. But online communication is usually not trustworthy, and considering security I always hesitate to upload my personal information. But it’s entitled as career networking so it might be easier to talk to someone who is not that close each other…? Anyway, I’m still thinking.

Regarding Booklog, Delicious, Last.fm, I have put lots of data as use of SAAS so I should use them more by forwarding the information to any other sites.

Anyway, it seems English social media is full of personal information without considering security… I assume lots of people are making money out of them.

最近猫も杓子もTwitterな感じのソーシャルメディアですが、結構使い分けが面倒くさくないですか。ちなみに私が今使っているのはこんな感じ。

  1. Mixi (SNS/日):日本の友達のみ
  2. Facebook (SNS/英):日本以外の友達+日本の友達
  3. LinkedIn (SNS/英):キャリア用ネットワーク
  4. ゼミのSNS (SNS/日):ゼミメンバーのみ
  5. UK Alumni Network (SNS/日):ほぼブログのインポートのみ
  6. Twitter(マイクロブログ/英&日):小ネタとリアルタイムネタ
  7. ブログ(ブログ/英&日別サイト):ちゃんと書くネタ、記録
  8. ブクログ(書籍ブログ/日):あんまし使ってない
  9. Delicious (ブックマーク/英&日):一部パブリック
  10. Last.fm (音楽SNS/英&日):iTunesからオートフィード

SNSへのTwitter発信はまとめてしまいたいんだけど、今使ってるクライアントのTweetdeckは英語のみの対応でとうぜんmixiには対応しておらず。っていうかTwitterのフィードも日本の友達のつぶやきが表示できないので、ちょっと困りどころ。それからTwitterインポートしてるLinkedInには、くだらないつぶやきまでバンバンいってしまうので、逆に困る・・・。その辺をうまくコントロールできるクライアントが欲しいなぁ。って自分で作るしかないのかしら。

ちなみにLinkedInに関しては未だにちょっとトーンがわからない・・・。ビジネスって信用第一だから、正しい情報を伝えなきゃいけないのにオンラインの情報って基本的に信憑性を疑わなきゃいけないし、セキュリティを考えたらあまり個人情報を流したくない。ただ、ビジネスネットワーク向けと銘打っているサイトなので知らない人でもある意味コンタクトし易いか・・・?ちょっとまだどう使ったらいいのか悩んでます。

ブクログ、Delicious、Last.fmは色々データは溜まっているのでこれを他のサイトに流していって、もう少し活用したいところ。それにしても、英語圏のソーシャルメディアは日本以上に個人情報の垂れ流しな感じがします。これで儲かってる人・・・沢山いるんだろうなぁ。

Trends?

This blog has started to get more access since I wrote about Kabuki last time. Most of the searching keywords are “Kamejiro”…wow, he is so popular. Usually access is from searching engine or mixi (Japanese social network site) but today I found unfamiliar URL named “kizasi.jp“, so I jumped to that site. It seems they are collecting keywords from a lot of blogs, and makes rankings of what people are interested in. I didn’t know such a website exists. What is “Panic face”…? (Seems it’s the popular keyword right now in Japan) Well, I found this article on the other day too. 「15 Fascinating Ways to Track Twitter Trends」 Yeah, Twitter is full of irrelevant information, so now there are more service which select and put them into tidy order. Looks interesting.

iKnow!

I have joined another SNS again…well, I don’t expect much from its feature as SNS, but it’s a website for English leaners. It may be a bit difficult to become a good English speaker only with this, but at least it looks good enough to learn vocabulary. You can remember some words by “repeating” them. Afterall, that’s the most quick way to remember, isn’t that? Perhaps we need to have time to use them in actual conversations after this site… Oh, is the SNS for that? Anyway, it seems the intermediate and advanced course provide a quite good selection of words, so I’d try using it for a while. It playbacks the sound of sample sentenses, so it might be good to “say” it together. By the way, I’m so impressed how English study style has been changing… iKnow