March 30, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto with a brand new edition of the Flipnote Hatena weekly news.

The channel system on Flipnote Hatena is designed to allow everyone to organize their Flipnotes by theme. There are currently over 200,000 channels on Flipnote Hatena, and you should certainly be able to find one that matches the topic of your Flipnotes when you post.

Many people post their Flipnotes to multiple channels in attempts to make them popular. Posting Flipnotes to many channels in itself is not a bad thing, and it makes your work more visible. However, posting Flipnotes to channels that have no relation to the content of your Flipnotes is a great annoyance to the Flipnote Hatena community.

You can help us to improve the channels on Flipnote Hatena by doing the following:

  • (1) All Flipnote Hatena users can help by not posting Flipnotes to unrelated channels. We understand that you wish for your Flipnotes to be seen by many people and be popular, but please do not carelessly post Flipnotes to the wrong place. Posting to unrelated channels ruins the enjoyment of others in the Flipnote Hatena community.
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Thank you for your cooperation with helping to keep channels on Flipnote Hatena organized.

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

Flipnote of the Week

O-tam (id:o-tamsan) from Japan posted this nicely animated Flipnote about a strange transformation.

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

There were over 1,400 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: The Moon

In addition to the Flipnotes that we have selected here, you can also see some more of our favorites in the 'Best of Hatena' channel at the URL below:

Best of Hatena

'The Moon' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Check out the strange and winderful creatures in this Flipnote by I design (id:USAmerican).

Bre@kerz (id:ElOhElMark) wonders how the guy in his Flipnote could sneak a lawn chair and a soda into space.

★ Cheer up, you are not alone is the happy message of the moon in this animation by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

UkeYaoiうけ (id:emosushi1) has found an ingenious way to reach the moon for a hug!

Wario335 (id:AWNRY53122745) made an amazing Flipnote about the moons Phobos and Deimos orbiting the planet Mars.

★ We liked this spooky Flipnote by Fazone (id:faz1).

'The Moon' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Explore the moon with Blear (id:dippypeach).

★ We loved the singing wolf in this animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

Simon (id:simon-a) used the Nintendo DSi Camera application for this smooth looking Flipnote.

★ Jump to the moon with Lil_Flame (id:Lil_Flame), we hope you will stay in one piece!

★ We liked the cute dog and beautiful sky in this Flipnote by Kuro13. (id:wfgyxgu369-33thf).

★ A small amount of gas for geezer (id:geezerdk), one giant leap for mankind.

'The Moon' Flipnotes from Japan

Ponkotsu (id:ponkotu224) teaches us a whole new theory about the origin of the moon.

Pekira (id:pekira9074) made us rolling on the floor with laughter.

★ We liked the smooth changes in this Flipnote by Ningen Gorilla.

Reineru (id:sorairousagi620251) made this Flipnote about the Japanese legend of a rabbit on the moon who makes rice cakes.

★ When Fabi Kyo (id:ugomemokengo-210) was young he thought the moon became visible again after it was washed.

★ This moon Flipnote by Jiiku (id:totchi1048) is packed with a lot of action.

This week's topic: 'Books'

This week we would like you to create animations about books. Make stories about reading books, or about carrying many books to school or work. You might try to create animations about bookstores or libraries. Include things such as heavy books, small books, electronic books, pop-up books, magic books, or books that talk or walk. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on April 5, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on April 6, 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: Books

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.

id:InkWolf made this excellent drawing of a frog and the moon.


id:yellow-yoshi100 posted this neat photo of a frog toy at a playground.



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

You can read comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the Flipnote below:

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