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MIXI japanese social network
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Posted 1/26/13
hello everyone,

i was a little bit curious about how Japanese people did with their social media. i found out they use a website called mixi that is as popular or maybe more popular than Facebook there in japan.
my question is who here has a mixi? what do you think about it? is it worth it a try?
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Posted 1/26/13
It’s different, it not like Facebook. It’s more of a blogging site where you can up load photos and keep a diary. It’s worth a look if you are into those kinds of things. I’ve got an account I use it to keep in touch with my Japanese friends.
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Posted 1/26/13
seems pretty cool but i'm still trying to sign up xD....
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Posted 1/26/13
I don't know Japanese.
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Posted 1/26/13

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I don't know Japanese.


actualy i was planning on using this to learn japanese, so i dont see that as a problem
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Posted 1/26/13

stgzlg wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

I don't know Japanese.


actualy i was planning on using this to learn japanese, so i dont see that as a problem


Ohh, I see. Maybe I should do the same thing. The Japanese are very interesting.

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ok.... so after hours and hours of reloading i found out that unless you have a valid edu email or u have an official email from japan or a phone number from their provider u cant make a mixi account.
in some kind of way i understand why they do this..... on the other hand i think its kind a harsh for them to isolate themselves like this....i mean, making it so limited..... i still think that this would be awesome to be open so we could learn more about them and hell why not ? meet new people
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Posted 1/27/13

stgzlg wrote:

ok.... so after hours and hours of reloading i found out that unless you have a valid edu email or u have an official email from japan or a phone number from their provider u cant make a mixi account.
in some kind of way i understand why they do this..... on the other hand i think its kind a harsh for them to isolate themselves like this....i mean, making it so limited..... i still think that this would be awesome to be open so we could learn more about them and hell why not ? meet new people


Welcome to Japan, they're quite xenophobic. It really shouldn't come as a shock but I think people have this false notion of how things are over there.

If you don't know Japanese Mixi would be a rather interesting experience considering theres little to no English on the site. Short of having a phone email that they accept you can get someone to invite you that is already a member. I used my Softbank email to get mine.
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Posted 1/27/13

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stgzlg wrote:

ok.... so after hours and hours of reloading i found out that unless you have a valid edu email or u have an official email from japan or a phone number from their provider u cant make a mixi account.
in some kind of way i understand why they do this..... on the other hand i think its kind a harsh for them to isolate themselves like this....i mean, making it so limited..... i still think that this would be awesome to be open so we could learn more about them and hell why not ? meet new people


Welcome to Japan, they're quite xenophobic. It really shouldn't come as a shock but I think people have this false notion of how things are over there.

If you don't know Japanese Mixi would be a rather interesting experience considering theres little to no English on the site. Short of having a phone email that they accept you can get someone to invite you that is already a member. I used my Softbank email to get mine.


any idea how i might get past through all this security and get a mixi?
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Posted 1/27/13

PSXBatou wrote:


stgzlg wrote:

ok.... so after hours and hours of reloading i found out that unless you have a valid edu email or u have an official email from japan or a phone number from their provider u cant make a mixi account.
in some kind of way i understand why they do this..... on the other hand i think its kind a harsh for them to isolate themselves like this....i mean, making it so limited..... i still think that this would be awesome to be open so we could learn more about them and hell why not ? meet new people


Welcome to Japan, they're quite xenophobic. It really shouldn't come as a shock but I think people have this false notion of how things are over there.

If you don't know Japanese Mixi would be a rather interesting experience considering theres little to no English on the site. Short of having a phone email that they accept you can get someone to invite you that is already a member. I used my Softbank email to get mine.


Hehe, right about now, I want to go all Japanese Historical on your ass ;D! *about the part that they isolate themselves* But I don't think they do it as much, there are plenty of Japanese on this site. :P

I don't know about that site, I wish I did, I want myself to learn about Japanese ´(Mostly language, but their history is probably one of the most fascinating stuff in my history book ;D) So I am not much help
Posted 1/27/13 , edited 1/27/13
you need Japanses phone number and a invite to get on and .jp email
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Posted 1/27/13

AsakoNatsume wrote:

you need Japanses phone number and a invite to get on


u dont need an invite, only a phone number... but its like not having anything if u dont have that xD
Posted 1/27/13 , edited 1/27/13

stgzlg wrote:


AsakoNatsume wrote:

you need Japanses phone number and a invite to get on


u dont need an invite, only a phone number... but its like not having anything if u dont have that xD


there was invite thing when i joined 2 years back

and if you whont no its phone blogs and phone story websites like

Ameba

http://www.ameba.jp/

place like here
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Posted 1/27/13 , edited 1/27/13
I am on mixi! I've had the page since 2008 when I was really into learning Japanese, before I lived in Japan but I'm not very active on it anymore. So if an invite can help, let me know... My name on mixi is ハリー no point in giving a link as you can only see it if you're on mixi.

I have a moldy ameba page too... haven't updated it since 2008 either but here it is... http://ameblo.jp/harryiv/
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Posted 1/27/13
ameblo seems better for people who dont have a phone number in japan, defenitly can do the job of looking into jap communities =P
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