Two More Social Media Websites: Mixx and myM

Posted on November 24, 2007

A couple new social media sites are being discussed in tech blogs today. Mixx is a new Digg-like site that also features photos and videos on its homepage. TechCrunch blogs that some unhappy Digg users are wandering over to Mixx.

New startup Mixx, which went in to private beta just two months ago, may be finding itself with the right product at the right time. Digg users, including top contributors, are showing an increasing amount of frustration with the Digg community, and many are leaving. Conspiracy theories that Digg auto buries stories with certain topics or linking to certain sites only compounds the problem.

Some users eventually go to Reddit, Propeller or any of a number of other Digg-like sites. But a disproportionate amount of them seem to be heading to Mixx, and writing about their choice.

The other site in the news is myM. myM is a new social messaging site being launched by Yahoo. The site is currrently invite-only.

Will these new social media sites have what it takes to thrive? They do have short catchy names - sometimes it seems like that is what it takes. Mixx has a nice look to it and the popular photo feature on the top of the homepage is a nice touch. It could build a following but approaching anything near Digg's traffic is going to be very difficult. Even if some early adapter Digg users are leaving there are probably more new Digg users replacing them. You can't access Mym yet but the Valleywag post seems to be saying that myM is more of a Meebo clone (a way to access multiple instant messaging clients simultaneously) than a Twitter clone. Of the two sites Mixx sounds more exciting.

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