Mixx is constantly evolving into one of the best social news sites on the planet. The continuous addition of new features and improvements not only adds to their ‘awesomeness’ and makes the service fun to experience on a day to day basis. December brings about a number of additions and improvements.
It’s hard to believe that Mixx is already one year old. The better-than-Digg- alternative to Digg has experienced a lot of growth in that time as well. Thanks to the growing Mixx community, they have seen the number of visitors grow 500%. Mixx now gets more than 4 million unique visitors each month!
In a post on the official Mixx blog, the social news site is happy to remind its community why it is different from the other guys out there.
Mixx has added a new feature to help get stories that are considered “breaking” to the “Popular” page faster. The feature is called “Breaking News” and is only accessible to Super Mixxers. Breaking news stories can become popular just like any other story, but they gain additional visibility since the Breaking News category is visible on Mixx’s “Popular” page. As an additional check, one Super Mixxer is not enough — it takes two to Mixx a Breaking News story.
Social news site, Mixx must be getting more popular. I am seeing a lot of spam recently, mostly of the kind where people are submitting stories to multiple categories. Now there may be times where this is justified, however in most of the cases I have seen, it is nothing but spam. I can only assume people are doing this to try to gain additional exposure for their submissions but in the end all it really does is make a lot of noise.
While social news site Mixx is currently only sending a small fraction of the traffic that a popular post on Digg can send, there are several reasons why Mixx is better in my opinion. Not only is the Mixx staff much more friendly to the search marketing community than Digg is, they outscore Digg in several functionality features. I will highlight those below.
I love the fairly new social news site, Mixx and find myself spending time there each day, adding stories and voting on others. While viewing my profile today, I see a “Super Mixxer” badge next to my name. Cool, but what does it mean? According to the Mixx FAQ page, “A Super Mixxer is a user on Mixx, who, through a combination of Karma points, high quality, diverse submissions and comments, and being a model Mixxer for at least 30 days, has access to special feature enhancements.”
I’m really starting to like Mixx, a social news site that operates in much the same way Digg does but is so much better in my opinion. Just in time for Christmas, Mixx has added some new features. Features include the option to make groups public, daily email digests, address book importer, the ‘on deck’ circle, and improvements to the duplicate checker.