A pleasant April Fool’s surprise for all WWJ regulars here today as we’ve finally moved our tired old website – circa 2003 – into the digital trash can. We have made a few changes, beyond the somewhat tricky migration from Nuke to WordPress, with this new offering. The ‘tag cloud’ for keywords, ‘share this’ option (with easy article bookmarking) and ‘send to friends’ function, ‘related entries’ (below all posts), a mobile feed version and an improved archive structure should help you navigate the large amount of content WWJ now makes available. As the saying goes, you don’t realize how much stuff you have.. until you have to move it!
One of the more notable changes is that we have opened the extended section of most ‘quick posts’ to free view; we are also happy to bring a couple of great outside contributors into the fold and will be making a seperate introduction for them soon. Full site access to our original Viewpoint articles and Video Programs will continue to be available only to paid subscribers.
Finally, on behalf of our parent, Mobikyo, we are pleased to join with a new local partner, Infinita Inc., to begin offering Japan Mobile Research Reports. Considering our combined experience and network of contacts, this development is a natural evolution for the content and services already on offer. We expect to make a more formal announcement, including additional partnerships, in short order. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy the new WWJ site style and look forward to your feedback.
This last few months has been rather hectic as you might imagine. Getting all the legacy WWJ site content out of the old cms and re-formatted here has taken more hours than we want to begin accounting for, however we hope you’ll agree the final result was worthwile. During the last year we have also been distracted by building other parts of the Mobikyo business; running tours and organizing events, both of which have been challenging and rewarding but also made it difficult to focus on the core, publishing.
So, witness the dawn of our new effort to get back to basics. We look forward to settle into a new routine with more great, and constant, material flowing through this space. Thanks to all of you, our most valuable supporters, for your on-going consideration and kind support. Skimming the most recent headlines it would seem that the rest of the world is finally beginning to wake-up to what we’ve known since the early days: the mobile industry — beyond voice — is actually pretty cool
Let 1,000 cherry blosoms bloom!