Tag - social



Japan Times
Nov 17, 2013
Teenagers deserting Facebook as mom and dad join social network
Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens." In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the demographic...
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2013
Taiwan’s ‘White Shirt Army,’ spurred by Facebook, takes on political parties
For decades this island has been bitterly divided into blue and green, the colors of its rival political parties. But that two-toned dichotomy has been upset in recent months by a sea of youths dressed in white.
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2013
Twitter users find out the hard way that anonymity is just fleeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners.
LIFE / Digital
Oct 15, 2013
As viewing habits change, Facebook, Twitter eye up a big slice of TV's future
Talk to your neighbors about their television viewing habits and you will probably find that, although the range of programmes watched is pretty narrow, the methods for receiving them vary wildly from house to house. Some people get their favorite shows via gaming consoles, some by downloading them on...
Sep 29, 2013
NSA gathers data on U.S. citizens' social connections: report
The National Security Agency began mining Americans' email and phone data in 2010 to map out their social connections and locations, according to The New York Times.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2013
Reform plan no remedy for health care
Japan has been resorting to patchwork reforms over the past decade to prevent the health care system from collapsing as a rapidly graying society demands more funds from an ever-shrinking pool of tax revenue.
Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Phil learns the dangers of erasing tweets
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 21, 2013
Social security reform outline OK'd
The government adopted an outline of a social security reform bill Wednesday prior to its submission to the Diet's extraordinary session in the fall, officials said.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2013
Unemployed Web developer hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook page
An unemployed Palestinian developer named Khalil Shreateh tried several times to report a bug to Facebook's security team. When no one got back to him, he took the (dubiously) logical next step: exploited the bug to leave a public comment on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wall.
Aug 18, 2013
Mobile phones, SNS data to the rescue in Nankai Trough scenario
Some 18 years after the Great Hanshin Earthquake mangled Kobe and just two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami required U.S. help to save Tohoku, the land ministry is still making grand plans to counter the next natural disaster.
Aug 8, 2013
Social welfare reforms
A government panel's report on social welfare reform includes many issues that must be resolved, including how to cut costs without compromising the quality of health care.
Aug 2, 2013
Japan social security reform proposal seeks to double contributions from seniors
A government panel's social security system reform proposal calls for greater contributions from the elderly and high-income earners as well as other reforms to make the system more sustainable.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 29, 2013
Cinderella stories inspire women to find their prince on social networking sites
Can a girl actually find her true love on web networks, or are the stories about Social Cinderellas only fairytales?
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2013
Abe seen set to squeeze the poor
Mammoth cuts in welfare benefits starting next month point to the government's desire to skimp on social security and instead boost military capabilities in hopes of fighting alongside the United States, according to veteran lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 20, 2013
Social media becomes stalkers' tool
The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 19, 2013
That's me in the picture: how 'selfies' became a global craze
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2013
To friend, or not Facebook friend your boss?
What would you do if you received a Facebook request to become a "friend" from your boss?
Jun 3, 2013
In Britain, a debate over freedom of the tweet
After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously charged comments that got them quickly noticed on the busy boulevards of the Internet.
May 22, 2013
Yahoo's Tumblr deal carries risks, rewards
Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one?
Japan Times
May 21, 2013
Yahoo OKs $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr: WSJ
Yahoo Inc.'s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan