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Japan’s Social Media History Summarized

How can you quickly summarize Japan’s web history from 2005 to 2011? Motohiko Tokuriki, CEO of Tokyo-based ad and marketing company Agile Media Network, showed the following graph (via Internet Watch) during his company’s Social Media Summit today in Tokyo:

Translation:
2005: Blogging boom
2006: Mixi boom
2007: Second Life Boom
2008: Viral video boom
2009: none (due to the Lehman shock?)
2010: Twitter boom
2011: Facebook Japan boom?

Interesting list, but I myself would add:
2009: Social gaming boom (DeNA/Mobage, GREE)

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