Social Networking Service: Between the Virtual and the Real

SNS in Japan

It’s been about 10 years since my social networking service (SNS) started with twitter. At that time, I was planning to find a way to make money online. I had a feeling that I was going to get sick and not be able to work, so I found out about the world of social networking services that could provide me with an income online. At the time, I had created more than 10 accounts, and even bought 100 accounts on Yahoo auction in Japan. twitter’s terms and conditions have changed and I can no longer manage multiple accounts on my computer, but I still have about 10 accounts on 3 smartphones. In conclusion, I was not able to make any money at all. Even if I sent out affiliate links, even if they were clicked, the registration of e-mail addresses was next to nothing. At that time, it was common practice to create multiple accounts, and I tried to copy it, but it didn’t lead directly to business.

I also mass-produced blogs. I created a blog that ranked 20th on the free blogs and uploaded rewrites that I couldn’t do anything about and linked to it, but this had no effect at all. I’m sure you know that Google is now saying that it’s pointless to create your own links.

As for Facebook, I was hesitant to create an account because of the real name registration, but I didn’t put my own photo on the icon, but I think it took me a couple of years to reach 5,000 users. It took me a couple of years to reach 5,000 users. Like twitter, I started this account to attract customers, but it did not work as a business account at all.

I also created Instagram about 5 years ago, but now I hardly ever look at it. I heard that young people are now using Instagram DMs instead of Twitter DMs, and I feel that young people are using it in more and more advanced ways.

I still don’t want to do mail magazines because they cost a lot of money. I subscribe to a huge number of e-mail newsletters, but I only read a few dozen articles. After that, I delete more than 200 at a time because that’s the reality.

I don’t mind, but I don’t think I want to be the one to lead them to the Line, because I can block them if I don’t need them anymore. I’ve heard that people are freezing their lines on a large scale.

When I first started twitter, I was corresponding with two women, all three of whom had similar illnesses, and we hit it off. The oldest of the two women once gave me a handmade gift for my birthday. I had to return the gifts, so I sent her some specialties from Kyushu after getting her address through DM. The other woman lived in Okinawa and was suffering from an illness, and we comforted each other. We even gave her a gift on her birthday. I think the three of us stayed close for more than three years. Without the platform of twitter, it would not have been possible for us to have been able to listen to each other’s problems more than our own relatives.

The collapse of a friendship comes suddenly. If I could make real friends from the virtual world, I wouldn’t need twitter anymore. It’s a good memory now, but at the time, I was looking to the virtual people of twitter for help.

There are friends who suddenly disappear. They were tweeting until yesterday. I think this is another world of social networking sites where people graduate like this. Of course, since social networking sites connect you with a large number of people, it can become an incident, but I think it can also be a source of relief outside of business.

I have about 5,000 friends on Facebook, and I received about 200 birthday messages between the 3rd and 4th. I’d like to thank those 200 people, but 200 seems like too many for me right now. I sent a message back to all of them. I felt that it was my turn to return the messages to 200 people.

I wondered if the day would ever come when I would graduate from social networking. I’ve tried to quit many times, but eventually I keep coming back. Recently, with the addition of the video streaming of Pokocha, I may not be able to graduate for a while.

I want to continue this blog as long as I can, to leave a trace of my life.

SNS in Japan

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竹 慎一郎