1. The trend of real time sharing2. The feature of the shared contents -“Dadamore”3. Sharing of reading experiences of E-books photo by daniel_iversen published under the CC BY http://www.flickr.com/photos/29148810@N05/5440728466/
The trend of real time sharing• In 2011, “twitter” overtook “mixi” in the number of users. – mixi is the most famous Social Networking Service (SNS) in Japan • mixi was released in 2004. • Users of mixi keep diary and leave comments on their friend’s diary. – is a microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. • Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters.• A lot of people share their “now” by using social media.
The features of shared contents• You can easily broadcast video live to the world by using “Ustream” or “Nico Nico Live”.• In Japan, many kinds of video live is broadcast every day. – Academic conferences – Study meeting – Budget-screening sessions（事業仕分け） – All day of Baseball Camps – “Sumo” practice
Foresight of E-book reading service• Existing reading support web service in Japan • These services only help users share their book reports after reading.• In the near future, more services are expected to be available that also help readers of E-books share their reading experiences themselves.
In Workshop• = “Share Reading” (In Japan)• “Exciting to share the experience of reading with total strangers.”• But “Discouraging when no one responds to my tweet.”
For Education• For Teenagers Social reading is not good for them.• For College and University students Social Reading has many possibilities for higher education. One of such possibilities is the use of social reading in reading clubs.• So we held a reading club of “Book Busines 2.0” using social reading.
Possibilities of Social Reading for Reading Club• Advantages You don’t have to mind: –Time –Place → Easier to join the reading club
Two features• Possibilities in terms of space –Physical and psychological distances → Global Communication• Possibilities in terms of time –Synchronous and asynchronous reading
Conclusion• Japanese e-books, social media and social reading are progressing differently from America.• Circumstances around books change and influence our ways of communication.
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