MIXI one of Japan’s first major Social Media to merge with…

MIXI company merger
Mixi company merger

MIXI Japan’s internet giant & one of the largest native social media sites has agreed to a merger with istyle. The two companies will merge under the Vantage brand.

istyle has been successful especially with it’s cosmetics portal site @Cosme which is the number 1 cosmetic site in Japan. The company merger & employee transfer will take place by March 2014.

MIXI actually did change the way Japanese utilized the internet. It was one of the first success SNS sites in the country.

My personal opinion is that it had a lot of great features that are not on other platforms but most of them were taken off the site. Perhaps it will be one of the few SNS’s to have an actual second coming.

Here’s the official press release in Japanese.
http://mixi.co.jp/press/2014/0121/12117/

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Maimiku Boushu Chuu
*Credit to Katsuya :-p

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Mixi New Design Coming Next Month

Mixi the largest SNS in Japan posted an annoucement that the PC version of the site will be updated on January 6th 2010. Thr timing makes perfect since because traffic in Japan will be down from January 1st to the 4th because of New Years Holiday.

Mixi the largest SNS in Japan posted an annoucement that the PC version of the site will be updated on January 6th 2010. Their timing makes perfect since because traffic in Japan will be down from January 1st to the 4th because of New Years Holiday.

Some of the improvements include

Profile changes updates shown as icons to other users

Comment history from community posts, & other people’s posts will go together. (separate might have been better)

My Mix feed a feed of changes updates that friends have made.

For being a long time user of Mixi I think recently they’ve been adding a bit too much features & not concentrating on improving features. They once had a place where I can keep notes on the people who I am connected with & easily write something like user “Far X” is My friend Yugo & when he changes his Icon which never is his face & the user name I can still understand it’s my friend Yugo. They got rid of this memo feature which was very useful.

They also can update the event or community features. Or how about search through your My Mixi to manage the friends? I have 990 people do they know how hard it is to find just one person especially on mobile?

Anyway Mixi will continue to do well I don’t think facebook or twitter will take away from Mixi. Something made in Japan can though.