Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: April 30, 2010


Hello from all of us at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan, and thanks for checking out our weekly news blog.

We're getting ready for the Golden Week holiday here in Japan, and many members of the Flipnote Hatena team will be enjoying some well earned days off, relaxing somewhere -- preferably not in front of a computer or a Nintendo DSi!

This past week we looked at 100's of different insect Flipnotes to choose the best ones to show you, and are feeling a little bit itchy now. Thanks to all of you for posting such great stuff -- we had a great time watching your Flipnotes!

Lastly, we get a lot of email here at Hatena and we do our best to answer everyone individually, but it takes a lot of our time. We recently created a new FAQ on our website that should answer many of your questions about problems you have using Flipnote Hatena. You can check out our new FAQ at the URL below:


Also, you can access Hatena Haiku, our mini-blogging service and some users there might be able to help you. You can check out Hatena Haiku at http://h.hatena.com or by clicking on the image below:

This week's new themes

We released four new themes in the Color Star Exchange today that we hope you'll like.

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  • The first new theme is a special theme featuring a dinosaur that will grow and change five times as you post more Flipnotes. You can exchange 50 color stars to use this theme in your Creator's Room.
  • The second new theme this week will inspire you to get on the dance floor, and show your moves under funky colored spotlights and a mirror ball. You can exchange 10 color stars for this theme.
  • The third new theme this week features a variety of different pixel art characters, enjoying a beautiful sunny day. This theme was created by Flipnote Hatena team director Teppei Ninomiya and Hatena chief designer T.Ikeda and can be exchanged for 20 color stars.
  • The fourth new theme this week has lace and pretty spring flowers to brighten up your Creator's Room. You can exchange 10 color stars for this theme.

Thanks from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team, and we're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

This week's featured Flipnotes

In this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena news blog, we're going to show you some of our favorite Flipnotes based on last week's topic "Insects", and introduce our new topic for this week which is "Mother's Day".

If you post Flipnotes about the weekly topic, we might feature yours here on the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog next week and give you some rare color stars -- post your Flipnotes and join in the fun!

Lastly, scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to see Weekly Frog Sightings where we feature original frog photos and illustrations from users like you. Post your original frog photos to Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we might feature it here next week.

Read the Flipnote Hatena News blog in your language

Here is a list of the URL's that you can use to read the different language versions of this news blog:

Also, thanks to the help and support of MdM (id:MdMbunny) you can also read a translation of this blog in Italian, and id:Alex_BCN82 is now translating our blog into Spanish. Please be sure to check out the other language versions of the blog, since there are some differences between each version. It might be a good way to learn a foreign language too!

The best of last week's topic: "Insects"

We've selected some of the best Flipnotes posted this past week from each of the 3 regions which we hope you'll enjoy.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted by users for last week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Insects

You can also see the Flipnotes for last week's topic posted from your own region by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

"Insects" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Flipnote by Ian (id:ianshaw33)

★ Flipnote by Scythe (id:Scytha)

★ Flipnote by BonJiro (id:BonJiro)

★ Flipnote by ☆Dejan☆;D (id:Deomatic)

★ Flipnote by JASEN (id:Jasen)

★ Flipnote by IndyJonas (id:IndianaJonas)

"Insects" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Flipnote by jonsterman (id:jonster)

★ Flipnote by Ninja Man (id:xhuntercx)

★ Flipnote by dnj111 (id:dnj111)

★ Flipnote by Tiger (id:mollyowl)

★ Flipnote by caleb (id:smashingpumpkins)

★ Flipnote by sword 655 (id:roke16)

"Insects" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by Maitsuu (id:power178)

★ Flipnote by ☆mikuru☆

★ Flipnote by Yuuki (id:myuuki)

★ Flipnote by YU-I (id:YU-I)

★ Flipnote by Greidel (id:tttgghu)

★ Flipnote by Randoman (id:klug)

This week's topic: "Mother's Day"

This week we'd like you to create Flipnotes about Mother's Day, that is celebrated in many parts of the world on the second Sunday of May. Even if Mother's Day isn't celebrated in your country, try to create a special Flipnote just for your mom.

Post the Flipnotes you create to channel 8 from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi. We're looking forward to seeing your stuff, and will feature some of the best ones next week here in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog.

You can see all of the Flipnotes currently posted about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Mother's Day

Follow Flipnote Hatena on Twitter

We've started a Twitter account to keep you updated about the latest news and happenings at Flipnote Hatena.

Follow us at: http://twitter.com/flipnotehatena

Weekly Frog Sighting

If you are interested in having your frog photo featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog you can post it on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we'll choose the best ones and feature them here.

Please submit only original photos/illustrations that you have created yourself.

★ This frog photograph was posted by id:rafael434


★ This frog illustration was posted by id:Ilias


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