As I’m on holiday this week, and as most of the survey companies are too, rather than doing some translation I thought instead I’d introduce a few other web sites in the What Japan Thinks empire. I welcome all comments from my readers about these other sites!
First up is Evoticon.net, probably the world’s largest collection of Japanese text emoticons, currently with 13,547 entries and will reach around 25,000 by the time I finish. It also features the ability to rate all emoticons, but despite that, in the 20 months the site has been running it’s attracted just 640 ratings!
I think the evoticon name is quite clever; I could have been boring and gone for japaneseemoticondictionary.com or the like, but I think evoticon succinctly describes that I offer voting on emoticons. I also went for the .net extension as a .com would have meant …con.com, which just looks messy to me.