Japanese Net Culture (36)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-02-24 23:26 ID:iZZmJbyy

So, we all know that 2channel is insanely popular in Japan. But my question is: just how big is it? Is it the only big site out there in Japan, or are there other popular ones? What other kind of sites do Japanese like to go to? And just how many Japanese internet users actually visit 2ch?

I'm very curious about this.

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-02-25 02:31 ID:VDBVXMXV

Other popular websites in Japan include Mixi, Hatena, and Livedoor. They are all social/blogging websites.

Japan also has its share of portals: Infoseek, Excite, Yahoo, and Goo (the first two having succeeded in Japan where they failed in the US).

2channel seems to be enormously popular, though. I met a 26-year-old Japanese student in transit today and asked him about it, and he was surprised that the news of it had got to the U.S.

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-02-25 02:33 ID:Heaven

If you are interested in related websites to 2ch, you should start reading about Ayashii World. There is nothing written in English about it but Jpn Wikipedia is a good place to start.

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-03 07:43 ID:iZZmJbyy

>>2
>>3
Thank you.

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-03 15:53 ID:oIyf4s2l

whats the name of that japanese imageboard again?

6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-03 18:22 ID:hEA2ecdE

>>5
oekaki?

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-03 23:51 ID:oIyf4s2l

>>6 WTF? no. its exactly like 4chan except japanese.

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-04 07:46 ID:iZZmJbyy

>>7
You mean 2chan?

...

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-04 11:26 ID:oIyf4s2l

>>8 exactly. thank you.

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-04 14:00 ID:Heaven

>>5,7

"Futaba Channel". "2chan" is the domain name, but it is not referred to by that name, as any japanese person would assume this means 2channel, at 2ch.net.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-03-12 07:56 ID:Heaven

oh about 300000 posts a day on news for vip!

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-08 19:39 ID:QNwPZg6E

Can anyone with a mixi account describe to me what it's like? Since it's invite-only registration I can't look for myself. Is it basically like MySpace?

13 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-09 20:53 ID:Heaven

>>10
hi shii

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-11 03:39 ID:QdhW+1Ae

those who dont know 2ch are no japanese

15 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-11 04:23 ID:Heaven

>>13
hi shii

16 Name: Shii : 2007-04-12 06:03 ID:mEHG09bl

actually I no longer care about the 2chan/futaba distinction as people don't conflate them anymore. I probably should have seen that coming

17 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:24 ID:cBbSyqSk

18 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:24 ID:cBbSyqSk

19 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:25 ID:cBbSyqSk

20 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:25 ID:cBbSyqSk

21 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:25 ID:Heaven

22 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:25 ID:Heaven

23 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:25 ID:Heaven

24 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:26 ID:Heaven

25 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:26 ID:Heaven

26 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-13 05:26 ID:Heaven

27 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-16 04:31 ID:Shh4sJQW

28 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-04-16 17:13 ID:VDBVXMXV

what

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30 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-05-16 06:32 ID:MS70r2bR

>>12
I have an account. It's really similar to Myspace.

31 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-05-18 00:55 ID:tyk0Cr3y

mixi is closer to facebook i'd say, in terms of customization. I think you can only upload about three thumbnails, and i never figured out the commenting system, although i sent messages often and got plenty of friend requests. i couldn't keep up so i just quit.

32 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-05-21 19:28 ID:N9e86YR5

33 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-05-22 05:17 ID:tyk0Cr3y

34 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-10-09 19:10 ID:Heaven

I know it's too late to response..
Mixi is one of SNS that's similar to "hi5".
invite-only registration, viewer tracker, etc..
and many mixi users hate this tracker function.
check the site below.

http://gaijinwomen.com/

35 Name: 34 : 2007-10-09 19:35 ID:fASpcpOA

36 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-05-30 01:20 ID:cxvOguuv

As a fan of glossopoeia, I was surprised to find that Volapuk has been preserved on the Japanese internet.

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