December 7, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

This week we would like to answer a few questions we received from our readers in the Weekly News Feedback section:

  • (1) Question posted by Spike (id:Spiketrap) from the Americas region:
    • "What made you people think of soup for a weekly topic?"
  • Answer from Hatena:
    • Why not? The world doesn't have enough animations about soup, and we thought that there should be more.
  • (2) Question posted by ~IcewingたM (id:icewingem) from the Americas region:
    • "Can you take the stolen Flipnotes out of the Most Popular section?"
  • Answer from Hatena:
    • Please tap on the 'I don't like this Flipnote' links for Flipnotes which you believe do not deserve to be in the Most Popular section.
  • (3) Question posted by ☆MOONSTAR☆ (id:SAILORSAPHIREWOLF) from the Americas region.
    • "How is a user notified if they are picked to be the Hatena Featured Artist?"
  • Answer from Hatena:
    • The Hatena Featured Artist is chosen by the staff at Hatena, and we contact creators that we wish to interview by email..
  • (4) Question posted by jenna (id:jenna-02) from the Europe and Oceania region:
  • "Can you please make 'Snow' for next the weekly topic?"
    • We already did Weekly Topic: Snow in January 2010. We will try to do something similar soon.
  • (5) Question posted by Emilyrocks (id:smudgeiscutexoxo) from the Europe and Oceania region:
    • "Do something about false reporters"
  • Answer from Hatena:
    • Anyone can report content to us at Flipnote Hatena, and everything that is reported to us at Hatena is reviewed by our content moderators. If we discover someone is falsely flagging Flipnotes or comments, we may take away their ability to report content and/or suspend them from our service.

We appreciate your feedback, and will continue to do our best to make Flipnote Hatena a fun and creative place where everyone can enjoy sharing their animations with the world.

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Someone is cooking a delicious pot of soup in this animation by Cosmirage (id:Cosmirage).

The best of the last week's topic: "Soup"

There were over 1,320 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: Soup

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

"Soup" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A funny soup accident happens in this animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ Check out the magic soup in this animation by CoolMan001 (id:OFTO--p).

Watch a soup chef at work in this Flipnote by Julialopez (id:crepusculo).

★ We liked the cute song about chicken soup in this Flipnote by RA!nGiRL (id:KittyCute).

GrApE Lush (id:Block-Fan225) posted this Flipnote about an unusual way to make soup.

★ Enjoy soup number five in this funny story by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

"Soup" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We enjoyed this funny soup cooking episode by Marten (id:Mg912).

★ Can you read the words in this Flipnote by kris (id:Kriss2000)?

★ Dogs like soup too, in this animation by Kingmax (id:mastermax).

★ Have a splash in this soup Flipnote by Nielk (id:Dreack).

★ What will happen in this battle between a mushroom and a bowl of soup by Ghostie (id:FallenWarpstar)?

★ Soup is good medicine for a cold in this animation by katt (id:katt2).

"Soup" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A bear enjoys some hot soup in this camera animation by Y-NN (id:y-nnxid).

★ Delicious ingredients make a great soup in this Flipnote by Tsukishiro Rukiya (id:JUMIEL).

★ A hungry cat just can't get enough soup in this Flipnote by Puppet Master (id:nyaozow).

★ Soup warms the mind and body in this story by 8:51:22 pm (id:go-rhythm).

★ A group of sword wielding characters make some soup in this animation by Shiitake.

★ Some bathing vegetables are on the menu in this funny Flipnote by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

This week's topic: "Electricity"

This week we would like you to make animations about electricity. Animate things that produce or use electricity, or other electrical phenomena. Create stories about things such as batteries, electric circuits, electric eels, electric vehicles, lightning, power grids, power switches, solar energy, static electricity or create your own kind of new alternative energy. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on December 13, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on December 14, 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: Electricity

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.

★ Some rusty frog paintings that Aaron (id:aaron) found on a school fence in Kyoto, Japan.

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