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The rise and fall of social media in Japan

(aka how LINE ate everyone's lunch)

     
9:46 pm on Nov 29, 2015 (gmt 0)

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5 things US techies need to know about Japanís social media ecosystem [venturebeat.com]

Despite having the worldís third largest economy, Japanís social media ecosystem is perhaps the most unique in the developed world ó and among the most difficult for Silicon Valley to understand, let alone capitalize on.

Itís a semi-enclosed greenhouse where Facebook flounders behind Twitter, and where LINE, a social network dominated by cartoonish stamps, rules.