Archive for Internet

Tablets surprisingly unpopular for communication

Advertisement

Well, these figures from goo Research, reported on by japan.internet.com were surprising to me at least, in this the third regular look at text communication.

Demographics

Between the 5th and 7th of November 2013 1,079 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private mobile phone and smartphone-based questionnaire. 57.7% of the sample were female (note, this figure is higher than usual due to this being a mobile survey verses the computer-based surveys that bias towards men), 2.3% were in their teens, 20.9% in their twenties, 35.2% in their thirties, 29.6% in their forties, and 12.0% aged fifty or older.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

Online coupon site finds online shoppers like online coupons

Have you ever used a discount coupon when doing online shopping? graph of japanese statisticsI suppose the key findings of this survey may be suspected of being biased since it is appearing on the coupon site BJam (parent company Fazer), but nonetheless this survey into internet shopping coupon usage revealed a few interesting nuggets of information.

Demographics

Between the 26th and 28th of October 2013 1,107 members of the Fastask monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. All the respondents had done internet shopping, 59.6% of them were male, 13.1% in their teens, 17.0% in their twenties, 18.0% in their thirties, 18.0% in their forties, 17.0% in their fifties and 17.0% aged sixty or over.

I use coupons when shopping online, if available, but most of my shopping is merely for domain names. I don’t know exactly what my wife, a perhaps more typical shopper, uses though, although I think she regularly uses money-off coupons.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments

Social matching services; few Japanese users, even fewer success stories

Do you know about Social Matching Services? graph of japanese statisticsI’d not heard of the term used in this survey by goo Research and reported on by japan.internet.com, namely social matching services, but once I read the survey I had a vague recall of having heard about it somewhere long ago.

Demographics

Between the 15th and 18th of October 2013 1,078 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 54.0% of the sample were male, 13.8% in their teens, 15.4% in their twenties, 21.2% in their thirties, 17.2% in their forties, 14.8% in their fifties, and 17.5% aged sixty or older.

Looking at the sites in Q1SQ1, they seem to be a mix of work-related networking, expanding one’s circle of friends through shared hobbies and interests, and just plain old dating. I could be interested in the second option myself, and perhaps the first, but I don’t really have the free time or more particularly energy to do that.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

Custom Search

95% of online Japanese know about flame wars

Where did you first come to learn about flame wars? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Laboratories recently conducted a survey into internet troubles.

Demographics

Between the 24th and 26th of September 2013 1,118 members of the MMD Labo monitor group completed a private internet questionnaire. The sample was of both sexes and ages ranged from 20 to 59, but no further details were given.

I think I’ve had most of the problems listed in Q2SQ1! One other one I had was that I wanted to cancel a web hosting service, but in order to do that you had to send a letter (Fax would not do!) at least a set number of days before a billing cycle. I’d tried to get in touch with customer service to sort out a few matters, but as the date rolled round I just cancelled my credit card payment. They sent me payment reminders for about six months, but I just ignored them all and they eventually gave up. I had paid for all the services I used, and they had tried to charge me an extra month or two for services I couldn’t use because they had suspended my account.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

Japanese more likely to make mistakes sending email than chat

japan.internet.com recently reported on a survey by goo Research into sending errors using communication tools.

Demographics

Between the 4th and 8th of October 2013 1,076 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.5% in their twenties, 21.4% in their thirties, 17.3% in their forties, 14.8% in their fifties, and 17.4% aged sixty or older.

This mistake sending physical email tickled me:

lesen hilft!

I’ve made all the email errors (mostly more than a few times each!) bar the CCing instead of BCCing, although I have been on the receiving end of them. I don’t use chat enough to make any of the errors listed however, but I have been on the receiving end of messages sent to the wrong group, but sadly no juicy information was disclosed!
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments

Large minority have never registered with auction sites

Do you use net auctions? graph of japanese statisticsjapan.internet.com reported on a new series of survey by goo Research, this one being the first regular survey of internet auctions.

Demographics

Between the 26th and 29th of August 2013 1,074 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.7% of the sample were male, 13.8% in their teens, 15.5% in their twenties, 20.9% in their thirties, 17.5% in their forties, and 32.2% aged fifty or older.

I must apologise for things being slow here recently – I’ve been rather busy at work on a new and interesting project, so I haven’t really had much time or energy for blogging when I get home! I meant to post this last night, but I fell asleep at the keyboard…

Back on topic, I’ve never used an auction – I may have once in the distant past registered with eBay to try out something. However, I keep thinking about signing up to sell some stuff I have, in particular a McVities biscuit Licca-chan (Japanese Barbie) doll that I won in a competition, a limited edition that I’m sure collectors would love to get their hands on.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

SNS for maintaining friendships, not creating new ones

Do you have an account with any SNS? graph of japanese statisticsThe third regular survey from goo Research into SNS usage, reported on by japan.internet.com, looking specifically at what friendships were present on these Social Networking Services.

Demographics

Between the 15th and 22nd of August 2013 1,086 members of the goo Research online monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.8% of the sample were male, 13.8% in their teens, 15.3% in their twenties, 21.1% in their thirties, 17.5% in their forties, and 32.3% aged fifty or older.

I was going to say that I only use SNS to keep in touch with existing friends, but then I realised most of the friends I have there are purely internet friends, so I suppose I do use SNS to make new friends.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

One in four Japanese Tweeters have more than one account

When did you start using Twitter? graph of japanese statisticsjapan.internet.com recently reported on a survey by goo Research into Twitter, with the focus in their short report being on multiple account holders.

Demographics

Between the 28th of June and the 2nd of July 2013 1,065 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 54.1% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.4% in their twenties, 21.6% in their thirties, 17.1% in their forties, 15.0% in their fifties, and 17.2% aged sixty or older.

I have three sort-of active accounts, all three tied to different blogs for autoposting only; @WhatJapanThinks is the one to follow for this blog.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

New graduates and their use of SNS

How often do you use an SNS? graph of japanese statisticsSanno Institute of Management, a private university in Japan, recently conducted a survey looking at people entering employment in 2013 and their workplace life, with the report on japan.internet.com choosing to focus on SNS activities.

Demographics

500 new starts who attended a Sanno Management School Entering the Workplace Seminar held between the 27th of March and the 10th of April were asked to fill out a questionnaire. 463 people supplied valid answers, from which 324 people, or 70.0%, were male.

I use an SNS every day, and if I got a friend request on Facebook from my boss I wouldn’t be too bothered as I use Facebook for little more than food pictures.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

Banner adverts most click-worthy in Japan

Have you ever clicked on contextual advertisements in search results? graph of japanese statisticsjapan.internet.com recently reported on goo Research’s 8th regular internet advertisements.

Research results

Between the 24th of May and the 3rd of June 2013 1,073 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.3% of the sample were male, 16.5% in their teens, 18.5% in their twenties, 21.2% in their thirties, 16.1% in their forties, and 27.7% aged fifty or older.

Just the last week there were some banner ads I saw that I wanted to click. They were for English lessons to improve one’s listening (I wish I could find an example again!) and one that sticks in my mind was a bartender passing a cocktail and saying “Oh ****! You *** cu*** tw**.”
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments (2)

Next entries »