MIXI one of Japan’s first major Social Media to merge with…

MIXI company merger
Mixi company merger

MIXI Japan’s internet giant & one of the largest native social media sites has agreed to a merger with istyle. The two companies will merge under the Vantage brand.

istyle has been successful especially with it’s cosmetics portal site @Cosme which is the number 1 cosmetic site in Japan. The company merger & employee transfer will take place by March 2014.

MIXI actually did change the way Japanese utilized the internet. It was one of the first success SNS sites in the country.

My personal opinion is that it had a lot of great features that are not on other platforms but most of them were taken off the site. Perhaps it will be one of the few SNS’s to have an actual second coming.

Here’s the official press release in Japanese.

Maimiku Boushu Chuu
*Credit to Katsuya :-p

Nayokenza releases new music video Lavender

NayokenzaLocal Tokyo artist Nayokenza released a new track from an upcoming EP titled “Lavender”.
Nayo goes a bit more melodic on this track but keeps to his unique sound. The video was shot by Charbel Bou-Antoun in Tokyo.

If you are not familiar with Nayokenza he’s part of the team that’s bring fun dance parties back in style with Woodoff Dance Party. You can also find him DJ at many of the hot spots in Tokyo Trump Room, Le Baron, & others.

Here’s the video.
You can find Nayo via Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/nayokenza  or his official blog

It was a different world 50 years ago

Today in the US people are paying tribute the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.

A lot of times I decline to write about what everyone else is. I often think many of us lost the meaning of what was going on in the civil rights movement. The people of all races that love this man, loved him because he wanted equality of all people. This is stronger than just Black & White race relations during that time. It was the base of the foundation that would stop discrimination of someone just because they were not like you.

I realize by living outside the US this was very much needed in the US. America is a multicultural country & discrimination only keeps the dominant race in power & any others poorer. Although the problem at the time seemed to happen between blacks & whites, latinos, asians, muslims, homosexuals, indians also had to bear the burden of discrimination.

Things are better than they were 50 years ago in terms of Civil Rights & opportunities that you can have regardless of your race, gender, or color. Let’s try to encourage each other for advancement. Advancement of all people.

This is my tribute to a great man. If it wasn’t for freedom fighters like you I wouldn’t have any of my life experiences I cherish.

These are the people on the interwebs!!

Fred-Rogers-3These are the people on the interweb, on the inter web, on the inta~weh~eb, these are the people on the inter web. They folk that you see each day!!

With the creation of Social Media, the web has transformed the internet to be a place where everyone truly has a chance to have an actual voice. I’ve been creating sites since 1998 & realize that people will use the internet in the way that caters to them.

This is a list of the folk I see & their function to the interweb Society of the world
Continue reading “These are the people on the interwebs!!”

2014 & Beyond

Finally I decided to start my own blog site about things that interest me personally.

Most of the things that interest me are related to art, fashion, health, digital marketing (I get deep there sometimes), travel, & music.

I do have several other blogs, but it’s time to concentrate on this one & just write once in a while.

Hope you all enjoy it..

Box – App Promo Deal 50 Gbs free space!!

Ok I got to join the bandwagon & give info on this great deal
If you need free online storage

Box for iPhone/iPad is upgrading new accounts to 50Gigs!!!
I had an account but signed up for a new one to get the boost
1. Sign up at Box.net
2. Download or upgrade to the new Box app on iphone or ipad
3. Sign in from the App.

Your virtual disc space will be upgraded to 50Gbs & it say’s it’s lifetime.
It’s only for this month so signup if you need it.
There’s no affiliate link etc Box is very good free cloud storage option.

(I forgot who originally posted this but thank you)

World’s Greatest Travel Quiz App

I believe the greatest travel quiz app would be called
“If you from New York…”
Questions would be auto created by plugging in a mic & listening to ANY two New Yorkers in a foreign country or other state, that just met & both said “I’m from Brooklyn, NYC, or Bronx”
All questions would start with
If you from New York tell me..
If you from New York tell me. You remember Luci on 7th ave with the one eyed aunt? What color was his laces???
Only New Yorkers would know this..

With iphone iOS 7 Domain Parking will die!!

I haven’t written any domain related posts for a long time.
I like to look at domains, parking etc in a realistic way.

I realized a long time ago that Direct Navigation wasn’t exactly direct navigation.
Domainers made so much from domain parking because Internet Explorer redirected keywords to the .com version up until version 7.

After that Safari & Opera did the same thing.
The increase in traffic to domains was because of iPhone use (CPC was also lower because of it). Safari redirected the keywords to the dot com version.
I’d like to firmly state that people do not append dot com to every keyword to the scale that we receive traffic.
We receive traffic because of redirects in browsers.

With that I just upgraded to iOS 7 Apple has finally gotten rid of the dot com redirect like other browsers.
I’m not writing this with an intent to discourage you from domains. I believe domains are great but there was no guarantee, these redirects would last forever.

With iOS7 the redirect has been removed.
Parking revenues in all markets will drastically reduce in 2014 because of this.

You guys reading this be great, & yes this affects me too but I’d like to share so you can prepare.