Mixi to join the OpenSocial bandwagon? November 2, 2007Posted by fukumimi in Internet, Japan, Media, technology.
The Nikkei is reporting that Mixi, Japan’s largest SNS is jumping on the OpenSocial bandwagon.
No official announcement from either Mixi or Google as of noon on Friday Japan time, even though the MySpace announcement also mentioned in the Nikkei article is the subject of a release from Google.
The Mixi tie-up, if it does materialize, would be an interesting development, given Mixi’s dominant position within the Japanese SNS scene.
Whilst I think opening up is great for users, and is the only way “also rans” can hope to compete with dominant players, it is interesting to see someone in the position that Mixi is in embracing the concept.