Welcome back to the “Twitter Weekly” column. This week I want to talk about the phenomenal success of Twitter in Japan. Of course I refer to the AP article that was widely circulated this week.
It seems that Twitter is huge in Japan, 16,3% of Japanese Internet users tweet, especially compared to Facebook which is only used by 3% of the Japanese Internet population. The AP story includes some ideas on why Twitter is so popular in Japan. Techcrunch has listed many more last year already. I’d like to add a few thought of mine.