February 10, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto with another edition of the weekly news.

Recently the Flipnote team has been hard at work on an upgrade to Flipnote Hatena that we are calling Flipnote Hatena 2.5. This upgrade will include a variety of features that we hope will improve the overall quality of the Flipnotes you see on Flipnote Hatena. We plan to release this upgrade sometime next week, and will keep you informed about the status right here on our official blog.


In other news, we have a fun new topic this week to celebrate Valentine's Day. Don't forget to tell that someone special in your life how much you care about them with a Flipnote!

Along with the Flipnotes that we have selected in the news this week, you can also see some more of our favorites in the 'Hatena Recommends' channel at the URL below:

Hatena Recommends

Thanks for checking out the news blog, from all of us at Hatena.

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Flipnote of the Week

★ PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater) from the Americas region posted this amazing Flipnote about a cool cat titled 'gato número uno'. Meowtastic!

The best of the last week's topic: 'Coins'

There were over 600 Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and here are some of our favorites from around the world.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted about last week's topic by clicking on the link below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Coins

'Coins' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ The girl in this Flipnote by カチュアーちゃん (id:ShiningDragon) wishes everyone could make a wish.

★ Check out the girl power in this Flipnote by Peter (id:SparklingFrozenSilence).

★ We loved how KumaX (id:K8phux) made something simple into a thrilling scene.

★ Enjoy a bit of freedom in this Flipnote by ¡EnCiSo! (id:Enciso).

★ We liked the smooth movement of this animation by Chesheart (id:mukiyuki010).

★ We liked the neat combination of pictures and drawings in this Flipnote by lalo baa (id:animador_688).

'Coins' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania

N-Joki (id:Salocin) animated a character's dream about some coins.

★ ArtAware★ (id:Enimsay) show us the bitter results of losing a coin toss.

★ Crosh! (id:SarhA) made this cute animation about how to pick up some dropped coins.

★ We liked the sudden turn of events in this animation by Gideon (id:GiFi).

alex2001 (id:aapp) made a funny Flipnote using the Nintendo DSi Camera application.

★ Guess who wins the toss in this funny Flipnote by geezer (id:geezerdk).

'Coins' Flipnotes from Japan

★ Do not stare too long at the five yen coin in this Flipnote by Tosumo (id:t0k0m0usr).

★ If you find something on the street you have to bring it to the police according to Pekira (id:pekira9074).

★ The coin in this animation by Teruhira (id:okada-1997-427) has a will of its own.

★ Check out the cool money box in this Flipnote by Risakichi (id:risa14423).

★ Lookout for coins and cats in this Flipnote by kenzi (id:ken-703).

★ How many coins would it take before the girl in this Flipnote by Kenta (id:daino24) gets what she wants?

This week's topic: 'Hearts'

Valentine's Day is coming up this week, so we have chosen a timely topic for your animations.

Create Flipnotes that feature hearts, the international symbol of love. You can also make animations that are heartful stories about love. You might even want to make stories about how the heart in our bodies works. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on February 16, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on February 17, 2012 (Friday).

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: Hearts

Frog Sightings

If you are interested in having your frog photo or illustration featured in the 'Weekly Frog Sighting' section of the blog please post them on Hatena Haiku and we might feature it here.

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

★ I took this photo of a frog-shaped tape dispenser at my friend's café, Café Frosch (Frosch means frog in German).



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

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