Japan's social networks

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It's hard to find someone who doesn't use any media over the internet. And when you think in the media you already think about social networks, websites and others. But have you ever wondered which or how are Japan's apps, websites and social networks? Here is a short list of some popular apps, social networks and websites in Japan:

LINE (ライン)

Line is WhatsApp from Japan, it is an application for links, free free free messages, voice messages, has all whatsApp functions and more, you can change and customize the app your way and also have the Timeline feature, where you can post your photos and friends can comment and like, more or less like the Facebook timeline, in it there are also several services like LINE App, LINE game, LINE taxi and others.

Official site: https://line.me/ja/

MOBAGE (エバいー)

Mobage was released as (Mobage Town) in 2006 and March 28, 2011 recognized as (Mobage). It is a social network and portal for games. Its primary objective is to function as a game distributor where app developers can use this platform to share their games with millions of users. In it you can find several categories of games and have fun along with your friends.

Official site: https://www.mbga.jp/

NICO (いコココ)

Since Line is WhatsApp from Japan so the nico nico is Youtube from Japan, Youtube is also popular in Japan but the niconico is over. It was released on December 12, 2006 and has three languages available which are: Japanese, English and Chinese. Niconico is a video hosting service, there your users will be able to upload, view and share video clips.

Official site: https://www.nicovideo.jp/

GREE (グリー)

Gree is a social mobile gaming platform and was founded in the same year as Facebook in the year 2004 Tokyo-Japan, provides more than 7,000 games and apps to its users. It became popular in Japan because it placed in 2007 ''Fishing Star'' one of the first mobile games in the world, this platform has more than 26 million registrations in Japan and more than 155 million registrations worldwide.

Official site: https://gree.jp/

Twitter (中イッター)

Twitter launched in 2006 and currently has more than 313 million active users worldwide. Twitter began to become more popular in Japan in recent years when it had the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Now with the 'Lifeline' feature, a service that helps people communicate when another communication service gets off the air.

Official site: https://twitter.com/?lang=ja

Mixi (バクシィ) 

Mixi was launched in 2004 and has more than 25 million members. It became the most visited social network in Japan. To join this social network it is necessary to be invited by a member already registered or live in Japan. With the high use of Line and Twitter this network has fallen somewhat in decline, one of its advantages is total privacy.

Official site: https://mixi.jp/

Of course many other social networks have its popularity in Japan, such as Facebook, Youtube, Skype, Tumblr, Google and many others, but the social networks mentioned in this article are that dominate Japan. Do you use any of these networks?

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