Welcome again to JJNN for Thursday May 29th, 2008. Today I will be doing only one story because I am a little busy tonight.
Today's story is about one particular blog in Japan. The original story can be found here. You maybe be thinking that I will be talking about cool new blogging technologies or fads in Japan, but this is going to be going in another direction.
The news story is about a 16 year old high school girl who lived in Osaka. This girl thought it would be a fun thing to take a bunch of thumb tacks and put them into hair wax. Not only did she do it once but she did it many times from February until April. Well, that's not a cool. But, that really has nothing to do with blogs, right? Wrong. The girl though it would be cool to brag about what she did on her blog. She wrote in her blog "I put thumb tacks into hair wax and in a lot of different places in a lot of different stores." She also mentioned that she put nail polish remover into a bottle of tea at a convenience store.
This is the best part of the story: A person who worked at one of the stores read the blog post. That person was able to find another blog the student wrote which listed her birthday and, more importantly, had a picture of her! That information lead to her arrest. The moral of the story: If you admit you do something against the law on your blog make sure it can't be linked back to you.
I guess this is not a big crime, but there have been people in Japan that have admitted to bigger things on the internet in either blogs or BBS. I vaguely remember a story of someone that brutally killed another person and than wrote about it on the internet the next day. Why would anyone do that? I guess it is a new high tech version of bragging. I guess this gives a new meaning to e-penis, huh?
Any way it is now time for the word of the day. Today's word is 除光液(じょこうえき). It is pronounced jokou-eki and means nail polish remover. I always had fun light nail polish remover on fire when I was a kid. I am not a pyromaniac!
That's it for today. See you next time at JJNN.