Social Networking Services (SNS) in Japan

Akihiro, Kitada
January 2007
Economy, Culture & History Japan Spotlight Bimonthly;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Internet culture in Japan and the differences between blogs and social networking services (SNS). Blogs serve as alternative means of media and can change the field of journalism that has been dominated by the mass media. It is easier to hold discussions and share common ground by using SNS which allows people to confirm their ties with those whom they are close to. A survey by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications found that youths consider SNS as a medium that fosters intimacy.


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