Starting on 3/30/2012 Hatena Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused.
Currently Hatena Color Stars that are removed from entries (such as Flipnotes and comments) are credited back to user accounts and can be reused. After 3/30/2012 Hatena Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused.
The reason for this change is to prevent Hatena Color Stars from being used in ways other than their original intended purposes. There have been some problems in our community with people adding and removing Hatena Color Stars from entries for malicious reasons which has devalued the rarity of these types of stars. We at Hatena believe that this change in the way Hatena Color Stars work is better suited to the way we want Hatena Color Stars to be used in our online community.
This change may cause you to take extra care when using your Hatena Color Stars, but we hope that you can better appreciate the difference of using and receiving these types of stars from now on. We believe that this change will reinforce the positive meaning Hatena Color Stars have and allow them to be used appropriately.
To prevent accidental use of your Hatena Color Stars, starting from 3/30/2012 a confirmation dialog window will appear when you add a Hatena Color Star to an entry on the Hatena website (for PC users only).
If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact our support department at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.
Today Hatena's mini-blogging service "Hatena Haiku" has been upgraded. To make the service easier to use we have added a number of improvements and removed bugs.
We have redesigned Hatena Haiku in many ways to provide a great improvement in the operation speed of the service. Posting and viewing entries can now be done without reloading the whole page.
Compatibility with smartphones, the iPad and the Nintendo DSi Browser has been optimized. With the new of a smartphone edition of Hatena Haiku you can now post at any time from anywhere with an Apple iOS or Android device. The popular drawing tool now also works for the Nintendo DSi, iPhone and iPad.
Connectivity with other Hatena services has been improved. From Hatena Haiku's keyword pages you can see information from Hatena Keyword, Hatena Bookmark and the location sharing service Hatena Coco.
You can access the new version of Hatena Haiku from the following link.
http://h.hatena.com/ (for computers and smartphones)
At the same time the Japanese version of Hatena Haiku has also been upgraded. The Japanese version can be accessed from the following URL:
For detailed information on the changes to the new version please have a look at "Changes to version 1.1". A short summary is listed below.
The new version of Hatena Haiku has been available as a beta version since the December 24, 2010 at http://h1beta.hatena.com/. We want to thank for all the opinions and comments we received during the trial period. We apologize that we were not able reply to all the posts we received, but we will keep your comments in mind for the further development and administration of Hatena Haiku.
The site for Hatena Haiku's beta version (http://h1beta.hatena.com/) will stay in use to run tests of new functions. Please leave your opinions and feelings on new functions at the keyword "Hatena Haiku Beta". We will not be able to respond to all entries individually but we do read all of them and take them into account for further developments.
Please note that during the beta test period, features may be added or removed at any time, and the service might not be available at all times. The beta version and the release version both share the same database. Post the the beta version will be displayed on the release version and vice-versa.
We plan to add many requested features and the ability to connect with other services, as well as add previously hidden features to the beta site in coming days. We are looking forward to your enjoyment of these new features.
We are looking forward to your use of the new Hatena Haiku.
In line with the revised Hatena Haiku the Hatena Haiku API has been upgraded as well.
The main changes are as listed below. For detailed information please have a look at the documents of the Hatena Developer Center.
The OAuth authentication system is now supported. Read operations use "read_public" permissions, and writing and delete operations use "write_public" permissions.
The formerly implemented HTTP Basic authentication will still be supported, but we recommend use of OAuth from now on. We do not currently have plans to stop supporting HTTP Basic authentication, but may do depending on the situation with the transition to OAuth.
@has been stopped
The "status" portion of "statuses/update" below formerly existed:
Using the header
@idwill reply to a user's (id:username) last entry.
This function may cause confusion because it is similar to the functions of the API, so it has been removed. "@id" is now handled as a character string. When you want to make a reply you should explicitly use "in_reply_to_status_id" with the entry ID to be replied to.
New arguments for "body_formats" has been added to "statuses/show" which is used for reading posts. If you use "body_formats=haiku", "body_formats=html,html_touch" you can obtain either unconverted Hatena notation or HTML converted Hatena notation respectively.
The new argument "word" has been added to has been added to "keywords/show", which is used for acquiring information about keywords. The previously available "keywords/show/Hatena%20Haiku.json" specification method had some problems acquiring keyword names that used special characters. We recommend use of the "word" argument in ways such as "keywords/show.json?word=Hatena%20Haiku".
The arguments "keywords/list" and "keywords/hot" has been added for acquiring keyword lists. If "without_related_keywords=1" is used, the related keywords list will not be included. We recommend use of this option for increasing the speed of applications that do not use related keyword information.
The "page" argument has been added to "statuses/followers" that is used for acquiring fan lists, and also to "statuses/keywords" that is used for acquiring favorite keywords. Lists of users and keywords can be acquired up to 100 per page, and "page=2" or similar arguments can be used for additional pages. This is the same method used by "statuses/friends" for favorite user lists.
This is not part of the API, however, we have added the ability to add "word" and "body" arguments to a Hatena Haiku URL such as "http://h.hatena.com/?word=Hatena%20Haiku&body=Hello,%20New%2..."
to open a page that will display the title or the body as a character string.