Kind of offbeat question, but is anyone else using Gengo to keep up on new ideas/activities?
A lot of the work I've done on here is for travel packages, hotels, resorts, etc. in Japan. I don't usually read travel magazines or keep up on tourism stuff, so I like getting all of these free suggestions for onsen or ryokan to stay at that I would have never known about otherwise.
I recently learned about the Kurobe Alpine Route (giant tunnels of snow that last past winter because of being densely packed) and the JR Tadami Line in Oku-Aizu. I did both and they were awesome. Currently saving up for an overnight sleeper train :)
Do you guys also use Gengo as a "filter" like this? You can almost see new trends, movies, games, etc. being talked about across different jobs. Any other fringe benefits you've experienced??