March 12, 2011

Twitter, Facebook vital as Japan cell networks jam

Japanese are using social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Mixi as cell phone networks are jammed following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northern Japan on Friday.

quotemarksright.jpgCarriers were limiting voice calls on congested networks, with NTT DoCoMo restricting up to 80 percent of voice calls, especially in Tokyo and in northeast Japan. But service was nil or patchy throughout the country.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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