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- 83% surveyed in Apple World is planning to take off more than five days for vacation this year; 96% said they’d travel overseas if they had a long vacation.
- 83% of women in their thirties surveyed by IMJ Mobile pay for mobile phone services with monthly subscription fees.
- 73% of women interviewed after seeing a preview of “Sherlock Holmes” said their partner is more like Watson than Holmes, yet 55% wanted a Holmes-like boyfriend and 77% agreed Watson would make a better husband.
- 61% of people surveyed by by NicoNico Douga said they can trust recommendations of others users when it comes to products and restaurants.
- 60% of people surveyed for Goo Research said they thought Japanese history was the most important social studies class to be taught in Saturday classes.
- 58% of people surveyed by NicoNico Douga said they never use their real name on blogs or social forums.
- 32% of working women interviewed in japan.internet.com claim that a government worker would be their ideal partner, followed by 20% for salarymen and 17% for doctors.
Niwango, the company behind Nico Nico Douga, the hugely popular video site that displays user comments on the videos themselves, keeps rolling on. On Nov. 28 the company launched a service called Nico Nico Jikyou (translated as Nico Nico Commentary) that allows viewers to comment and view other users’ comments on TV content in real time.
At the moment it only works when you are viewing digital broadcasts on a PC, but soon, if you happen to own a ROBRO-TV, a new broadband TV manufactured by Doshisha Co. Ltd., Orion Electric Co. Ltd. and Kadenza Co., Ltd., you’ll be able to view the peanut gallery’s opinions from your couch.
The Nico Nico Jikyou service is currently being applied to nine channels in the Kanto region. It’s also possible to use the service from your mobile phone as well as from your PC.
A quick sampling of the Nico Nico Jikyou comments included one woman’s disgust with the new dark look of a pop star, praise for the music on a commercial and someone criticizing Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama for allegedly taking bribes.
We have to wonder what TV networks and their ad clients will have to say about this new visual feedback. Most likely as it grows in popularity, it will become difficult to ignore.
Naturally, the ability to create raw, unedited video feeds coupled with chatty interaction comes with ill side effects. On Nov. 28, Asiajin.com reported on the alleged suicide of a 24-year-old Japanese woman. The aftermath of her jump from a 4th-floor apartment was streamed on Stickam Japan, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based live video-sharing site, and the boards at 2Channel were buzzing with commentary shortly after.
Nico Nico Live also come under the spotlight last week when a girl broadcast what seemed to be footage of her suicide. It later was revealed that the wrist-slashing and the blood were all fake.
For better or for worse, with the advent of live video and a very vocal audience, increasingly powerful tools are within reach of attention seekers.