Archive for April, 2008

April 25th, 2008

Twitter Tweets in Japanese

Twitter in Japanese

I posted a story on Wednesday about the new Japanese version of Twitter over at The Next Web.
Of course you can always follow me on Twitter with @mikesheetal

April 23rd, 2008

Dutch-Japan GameJam winner decided

waterpower character

I spent Tuesday evening at the Dutch Embassy to sit on the final jury for the Dutch-Japan GameJam. I was in good company with representatives from Cell, Taito and the Dutch Embassy in Japan joining me on the jury. This was the second jury stage of the GameJam, with the first being back in March, […]

April 23rd, 2008

Pimping The Puppets


In Japan, advertising for music involves grabbing the biggest truck that will fit down the main streets in Shibuya and covering it with a huge backlit billboards or line it with oversized flatscreen TV screens. The only way we could think to combat that was to get two guys in gorilla suits to ride a tandem bicycle waving signs to promote The Last Shadow Puppets through the middle of one of the busiest shopping areas in Tokyo.

April 21st, 2008

The three stages of relevance and why the social web is broken


I have been wanting to do this story for a while based on my experiences of working with social media and trying to make sense of the growth and subsequent abandonment of many social networks. It seems it is every month that we have another star social network, social web concept, or interaction model. Right […]

April 7th, 2008

Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo hits #50!


Back on Wednesday 26th March it was the big 50th event for Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo and I was very happy to be invited by Mark Dytham to make one of the presentations. I gave a bit of a rundown on the Salaryman Sato campaign we put together last year. It was great to get […]

April 7th, 2008

Sneak a peak at USN’s bookmarks

I have been a little bit off the blogging for the last couple of weeks with a busy schedule. Never fear though, we have lots of new things happening at UltraSuperNew Inc. Freshly added to our website is the new Bookmarks page. The page shows our latest links, images and videos pulled off the web. […]