Decomarket is a smartphone/android application that will eventually allow users to download their favorite emoticons and use them in applications such as twitter, blogs, etc etc.
Japanese really like custom emoticons, so it’s a pretty big service, in the near future, you will be able download certain emoticons based on certain themes, etc, and you can add links to them, so that clicking an emoticon will link you to another website or blog or whatever. I don’t really understand it, I haven’t been able to download it for my ipod–as my iTunes account is registered in Canada ;P
Anyway if you have ever seen the Softbank White Family commercials, this series follows a very similar style. A strange family that strives to deliver the news of DecoMarket to the world through a variety of weird situations that have nothing to do with emoticons, yet they somehow manage to tie it in at the end with some sort of sales pitch.
If you are interested in Japanese comedy, there are a few really good epsiodes up there, so have a look. If you want to see more, subscribe to the channel.
Check out the ;DecoMarket channel and follow the story from Episode One!
I’m in episodes 15, 16, and 17 🙂
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