I missed publishing this report before New Year, but I think the data is interesting enough for you to forgive me the slight slowness. It is a look at New Year greeting situation by Furyu, with the target of the survey being middle and high schoolgirls.
Between the 14th and 16th of December 2012 270 middle and high schoolgirls (aged 13 to 18) who used the Pictlink site run by the survey company completed an internet-based questionnaire.
I must say I’m surprised by the results here, as the media tells me that schoolgirls are always on the leading edge of trends, yet good old-fashioned paper postcards maintain their strong showings, followed by bog standard email. However, LINE does put in a very strong showing, but Twitter and SNS barely register. It would also have been useful to see how many people were contacted via each method.
Not being a schoolgirl myself, all my greetings within Japan were postcards. Internet-only friends didn’t merit individually addressed felicitations!
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