Month: December 2005

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

Posted in Blogs

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

Posted in Japan

Blink vs.

Phenomenal post by ex-Blink COO, Ari Paparo, on why Blink (a bookmark service a bit like died after raising $13M before the Internet bubble burst. There’s so many lessons to be learned here. Plus, I had friends working at

Posted in Internet

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

Posted in Blogs, 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.) Why does Japan have to be so bad at English? It really boggles the mind. I

Posted in Blogs, Funny, Internet, Japan