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.