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Blogs

36 million blogs, MSN leads the pack?

There’s 36 million blogs in China and MSN Spaces leads the pack. Sounds like an alternative universe as non-Chinese blog tracking services don’t even have half of the 36 million that Baidu seems to be tracking.
That is a one heck of a lot of blogs. 2+ blogs per blogger.
MSN China leading the way. Who knew?!?!
People’s Daily Online — MSN Spaces rated the leading blog service provider in China

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Japan

quick Japanese lesson

I learned something today about making lists in Japanese.

For instance, in English, it is common to write a list of items such as:

“A baseball, basketball, volleyball and soccer ball.”

In Japanese that would be:

ベースボールやバスケットボール、バレーボール、サッカーボルーなどの。。。は、

Translated, that would be:

“baseball ya basketball, volleyball, soccer ball nado no … wa”

Does anyone else have any other interesting differences in grammar [yamamori hodo arudarouga] between English and Japanese?

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Internet

Blink vs. Del.icio.us

Phenomenal post by ex-Blink COO, Ari Paparo, on why Blink (a bookmark service a bit like del.icio.us) died after raising $13M before the Internet bubble burst.
There’s so many lessons to be learned here. Plus, I had friends working at the company. Ari is great for sharing all of this with all of us.
Ari Paparo Dot Com: Getting it Right

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Blogs Internet Japan

visiting Tokyo

In the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with two people that I may not have otherwise met without weblogs and the Internet.
Sean O’Rourke of the Organized Shopping Blog and Umair Haque of the Bubble Generation Strategy Lab both came through Tokyo and I was able to meet with them over dinner.
There have been many benefits from starting my blog 5 years ago, but the best ones are how it has enabled me to meet new people that I probably would not have met otherwise.

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Blogs Funny Internet Japan

enrish net ladio

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Livedoor is one of the top 3 Internet businesses in Japan (behind Yahoo! Japan and Rakuten.)

Netladio-1

Why does Japan have to be so bad at English? It really boggles the mind. I hope you don’t own any Livedoor stock…

livedoor ネットラジオ/ねとらじ