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Japan's Twitter Ranking, November 2010: #4 Ika Musume

posted on 2010-12-06 23:55 EST by Egan Loo
Also ranking among 360 million tweets: AniSon Daijiten, Star Driver, Precure, Oreimo, SoreMachi

Twipple Trend, BIGLOBE's information site for Twitter users, has announced on Monday its November ranking chart for the Twitter social networking service in Japan. The site reports that Japanese users sent 360,653,206 tweets in November, an increase of 9.6% compared to October's 329 million. (There were 140 million tweets in March.) The most discussed topics included the headline news, as well as anime. The top 10 words were:

Rank Prev. Rank Term Explanation
1 2 jishin earthquake
2 1 densha train
3 - ryūshutsu leak
4 4 chikoku I'm late
5 - ōgiri final
6 - Kangoku Korea
7 - Senkaku Senkaku Islands
8 - Kita Chōsen North Korea
9 6 Nihon Japan
10 16 NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

The top 10 hashtags were:

Rank Prev. Rank Term Explanation
1 1 #4ji Automatic tweet application
2 2 #mobaboo Sanyo Eneloop campaign
3 - #anisondaijiten NHK-FM special AniSon Daijiten
4 3 #ikamusume TV Tokyo anime Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl)
5 5 #ohayo Ohayo~ Club
6 6 #sutadora TBS anime Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto
7 - #nhkfm NHK-FM special AniSon Daijiten
8 4 #precure TV Asahi anime Heartcatch Precure!
9 8 #oreimo Tokyo MX anime Oreimo
10 13 #soremachi TBS anime Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru

The top people discussed on Japanese Tweets were:

  1. Hero (Kim Jaejoong)
  2. The Beatles
  3. Kara
  4. Hiro Mizushima
  5. Perfume
  6. AKB48
  7. Tohoshinki
  8. Ikimono-gakari
  9. Micky (Park Yoochun)
  10. Xiah (Kim Junsu)

The busiest day of the month for Japanese Twitter users was November 28 (15,666,560 tweets), and the busiest day of the week was Sunday (average of 13,584,673 tweets). The busiest time of the day is the 10:00 p.m. hour (average of 942,931 tweets). Users posted 28.6% of their tweets from personal computers, 28.1% from mobile devices, 16.8% from either one, 13.6% from smartphones, 5.6% from Apis (application programming interface used by bots and other automated programs), and 3.2% from link services.

The most retweeted tweet was "Minna, tadaima!!" ("Everyone, I'm home!!") from @Hayabusa_JAXA, the blog reporting on the return of the Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa. It was retweeted 8,320 times.


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