Facebook has released a version of its Profile Link product which allows users to syndicate their content to the Japanese social network Mixi. This follows up on the recent release of the product for Google’s Orkut, and we expect more similar integrations to roll out as well.
Users can syndicate Facebook status updates, Notes and more with their Mixi friends. The product was built using the public Mixi Graph API [developer.mixi.co.jp], and does not necessarily constitute a partnership between the social networks.
A major obstacle to growth has been the entrenched popularity of Mixi, which has 20 million users. This dwarfs Facebook’s current 1,426,480 users, or just 1.1% of the Japanese population