The Japanese phenomenon of writing and reading novels via cellphone has officially made their way to our shores–via Twitter.

We reported on “mobile novels” back in January, a few of which have broken the bestseller list or turned into movies. But as with many Japanese trends-especially involving mobile-it’s hard to say whether they will translate to anything here (beyond “wow, cool”). Mobile writing and reading seemed uniquely suited to Japanese commuter culture and Kanji symbols.

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