BIGLOBE Ranks Japanese Twitter Trends For October

In October, Japan had a total of 329 million tweets as opposed to 300.6 million tweets in September; it’s a 9% increase.
Since new programs started, words like “IKA Musume” and “Drama” appeared and “Curry” even came in at #8. “RIAJuu” [Slang for “real life” – twitter, blogs, etc] came in at #24 and “Christmas” made its first appearance at #28. People are starting to get into the Christmas season. Popular people also appeared like the group “DBSK” and their members’ names (Jejung, Junsu, Yuchun) and SNSD appeared too. Korean talents appeared 5 times. Also on October 30th when Nozawa Nachi passed away, an explosion of people sent their condolences through twitter.

1. October’s Hot Topic Ranking

[Word Ranking] – [Previous Month]
1. Train – Up 2 spots
2. Earthquake – Down 1 spot
3. Tsuippurukuji – Up 31 spots [Note: This is the BIGLOBE Twitter Application]
4. Precure – Up 5 spots [Note: Animation Pretty Cure]
5. Japan – Wasn’t Ranked
6. Class – Wasn’t ranked
7. iPad – Up 17 spots
8. Curry – Up 22 spots
9. IKA Musume – New [Note: An anime]
10. Drama – New

[Hashtag Ranking] – [Previous Month]
1. #4ji (Automatic Twitter Application “I see, it’s 4 o’clock”) – Same Spot
2. #mobaboo (SANYO “Eneloop” campaign) – Up 7 spots
3. #ikamusume (TV Tokyo anime “Shinryaku! IKA Musume) – New
4. #precure (Asahi anime “Heart Catch Precure!) – Up 5 spots
5. #ohayo (Ohayo~ Club) – Down 4 spots
6. #sutadora (TBS anime “STAR DRIVER Kagayaki no TAKUTO”) – New
7. #twipple_kuji (Tsuippurukuji Campaign) – Up 17 spots
8. #oreimo (Tokyo MX anime “Ore no Imoto ga Konna Kawaii Wake ga Nai”) – New
9. #agqr (Culture Digital Radio Program “Chou A&G”) – Down 6
10. #nitiasa (Super Hero Time, Sunday morning anime) – New

[Famous People Ranking]
1. Jejung
2. Spitz
3. GLAY
4. SNSD
5. AKB48
6. Perfume
7. KARA
8. Junsu
9. Yuchun
10. EXILE
11. Utada Hikaru
12. Nozawa Nachi
13. DBSK
14. Hirano Aya
15. Mr. Children
16. Sakanaction
17. The Beatles
18. B’z
19. Aragaki Yui
20. Tani Ryoko

Totalization Period: October 1, 2010 4am~ November 1, 2010 4am
Number of Tweets: 329,023,747
Average tweets per day: 10,613,669
Day with most tweets: October 10th – 11,166,300
Popular day and time of the week – Tuesday 10pm – 885,725 tweets
Most popular day: Saturday – 10,859,690 tweets
Most popular time: 10pm – 843,719 tweets
Where people are tweeting from: PC (29.8%), Cellphone (28.6%), PC/Cellphone (16.6%) Smartphone (12.4%), API (BOT)(5.5%), Link service (3%)

Translated by: gator_yoong @ aramatheydidnt
Source: Asahi

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