2ch Most “Unhealthy” Site on the Net


According to the results of a recent survey, 2ch is the least healthy social site on the (Japanese) Internet. The most healthy turned out to be none other than Mixi, a site very much in the vein of MySpace or Facebook; mobile SNSモバゲー / Mobage also placed highly.

53% of respondents said Mixi was healthy, whilst 33% said the same of Mobage. A mere 15% thought 2channel to be in any way “healthy”.

However, in a separate question 58% said they had not used any of them, with 28% having Mixi experience, 25% having 2ch trauma, and a tiny 6% had experience of Mobage.

The survey was conducted online, covering a modest sample of 400 men and women, in their twenties, thirties and forties.

By way of a Parthian shot, the poster of the thread on 2ch left us with these prior threads (now defunct):

  • “I made a hundred friends” – Used by a third of highschoolers, and even being used to meet and murder people, Mobage enjoys great popularity
  • Water board worker arrested for raeping college student met on Mobage
  • Seven years for raeping lady met over Mixi
  • Shock over number of illegal drug and prostitution communities on Mixi
  • Pallid overweight glasses wearing school dropout made routine 2ch murder threats
  • “I killed dozens to relieve the stress” – Sony employee unrepentant over animal cruelty arrest after posting ferret torture videos to 2ch

2channers are predictably scathing about the results, noting that it may literally have been an effort to boost the stock of certain companies, and that the results of such surveys are easily manipulatable.

Some say with all the dodgy dealings on Mixi and the like, the anonymity of 2ch is by far the safer option.

Via Ameba.

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    Comment by anonymous
    18:32 06/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    clearly the japanese have never found out about 4chan yet.

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    Comment by tyciol
    04:12 15/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is ridiculous, the anonymity and lack of continuity makes people try not to become dramawhoring reputationfags.

    It's more the vendettas built up on other social sites which create more emotional conflicts.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    08:44 20/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much...

    Haters gonna hate, no matter how much free (futa-loli) hentai and personally commissioned Touhou futa doujins, and tons upon tons of Touhou waki and anime pictures you give them...

    Comment by Hitoshura
    02:39 08/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch sucks. So do mixi and mobage. Still, I dislike these channels, they bring out the worst of human beings, besides glorificating decadent culture. I'm well aware that the anonymous channels in their entirety aren't like that, but the repulsive part is enough for me. I also don't understand the "underground otakus" who post here. They somehow rationalize that 2ch is good, while 4chan is bad. Both are bad.

    Just my opinion, anyway. Traditional non-anon, cordial rule-set forums are better (specially without post counts).

    Comment by Kyo
    11:56 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, at least 2ch is Anonymous. Except if you want to be a namefag....

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    Comment by metatron
    22:22 20/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The survey was conducted online, covering a modest sample of 400 men and women, in their twenties, thirties and forties."

    2ch anons are right, this indeed can easily be manipulated...

    Comment by OigoMiEggo
    08:53 18/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Modest sample is an overstatement. That shouldn't even be called a study with such a small amount. And especially if the sample was in one area. The results are easily polarized depending on the people's biases/beliefs/experiences/etc.

    Comment by Endz
    01:31 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    # Shock over number of illegal drug and prostitution communities on Mixi.

    And they call Mixi the cleanest? I'm in shock.

    Comment by FAIL
    21:24 23/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm... 2ch is meant for free "but regulated-ish" speech and expression... Clean or unclean, no one forces anyone to go to any site. Just another day in 2ch history...

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    Comment by Onni
    16:02 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This and sister site 4chons.

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