Have you heard “Mixi” before? Mixi is the biggest SNS in Japan which has over 2 million and a half members. This is such a huge community to meet people or share information.
You can join Mixi by registering their profile. There are various functions. You can provide your diary on Mixi, exchange e-mail among Mixi members, and join some communities which you have interested in. For example, you are interested in a singer and want to find the singer’s information community; you can join it and exchange ideas what you think of him/her or get newest information from people who love the singer.
Also, there is a function called “My Mixi” which means friend in Mixi. If you register someone or your friends on your Mixi, the person would be shown as “My Mixi” on your page. After the registration, you can check newly-arrived diaries of your “My Mixi” easily because new information always pops up on your Mixi page.
I have been using Mixi since last year. Mixi is very flexible and nice tool to meet people. What was greatest experience on Mixi for me is that I could meet my old friend. Since I have joined my high school and collage community on Mixi, I could find my old friends who haven’t met for a long time. That was nice surprising for me and my friends.
Mixi is free, and anybody can join. However, you need to receive an invitation from Mixi member. (If some of you really want to join, I can give you an invitation)
Among Mixi members, baton message fly about frequently. This is nice way to know what people like or dislike and how they think. Here is an example of baton message which was given my friend.
[1, What is your name?]
I am Mayuko. I prefer to use Kayanon on the internet. (My friend used to call me Kayanon)
[2, What did you eat last night for your supper?]
I had broiled fish, rice, miso soup with eggplant, something like Okonomiyaki, and potato salad.
[3, What is your job?]
I work in nursery school 4 days a week, and work in my mother’s restaurant on weekends.
[4, What do you like to do?]
I like to play the guitar and alto saxophone. I seldom go to Karaoke these days, but like singing in the bathtub.
[5, What is you favorite type?]
Person who is witty, generous, and give me massage (since I have stiff shoulders).
[6, What is your special ability?]
Taking photos? and cooking.
[7, Do you have any license or qualification?]
Driving license, MOS, Eiken (English test), TOEIC (English test), Kanken (Chinese characters test), and Calligraphy.
[8, Do you have concerns?]
I have terrible stiff shoulders. I tend to have headache when my shoulders are stiff.
[9. What is your favorite food and dislike food?]
Favorite: chocolate, Japanese pears, and rich tofu.
Dislike: picked plum which is very Japanese food, sea urchin, row oysters.
[10. Say a word for person you love]
I love you soooo much!!
[11, Write 5 people you want to give this baton message]
Fabi, Piccola, Pierre-yann, Soursop and Erika.