The lifestream on the main page is the eye-catcher of many mixxt communities. It shows teasers of the latest events and recent changes and leads the visitor to the respective entries or member profiles. Until now – depending on the privacy settings of each community – it automatically displayed new content (like images, forum or blog/posts or wiki pages) as well as new members, friendships or member profile updates from a period of 14 days.
Since last week’s update, the new “Lifestream Administration” allows all admins who have created their own community with mixxt for free to determine what content (selected by content modules) and how many entries and/or days should be displayed. The “Lifestream” entry in the community administration leads to the following view:
In addition to this configuration, we have added a feature which virtually revolutionizes our lifestream: We set up a “Shoutbox” for the administrator, who is now able to post urgent news, comments or instructions straight into the lifestream. This gives the community manager the chance to distribute targeted information to all members in a comfortable but unobtrusive way. Read more »
At BarCamp Berlin 3 (which was also hosted by mixxt) some of you had the opportunity to meet & greet some members of the international mixxt team. Not only one of our four founders, Oliver Ueberholz, made his way from Bonn to Berlin, but also the Country Managers Turkey and Poland managed to visit this great web2.0ish event. For those who couldn’t come we took a nice picture to show what you missed ;)
f.l.t.r.: Şekip Can Gökalp, Nicole Ebber, Kai Uhlemeyer, Oliver Ueberholz und Jakub Górnicki (Image by kcu)
After our successful launch in Poland in May this year, mixxt made a further step towards internationalisation and expanded into Turkey. Şekip Can Gökalp, our Turkish Country Manager, is responsible for increasing the awareness of mixxt, the development and support of the Turkish community as well as the care of our business customers. Because of several years of experience within the range of marketing and Social Networks in Turkey, he has established excellent relations throughout the Turkish market and comments on our launch:
“Social Networking is one of the hottest topics in the Web for Turkey. The community kit mixxt as a first-mover offers the ideal tool for all niches in Turkey and will be very successful in a short time. I am glad to support the mixxt team with the internationalisation.”
“Turkey is one of the fastest-growing markets and even the big players in our sector are just discovering it right now. The key is to be local & first-mover. We are pleased that our Social Network kit is so well accepted here straight away and are happy to welcome a network for a large gothic magazine (karakalem.mixxt.com) as well as one for the promotion of Turkish startups (etohum.mixxt.com) on our plattform.” founder and CEO Oliver Ueberholz says.
Webrazzi for example, which can be compared with techcrunch, posted an article about mixxt as a competitor to ning and grou.ps. Erhan Erdoğan of Webrazzi writes in his post “I appreciate right startups coming to Turkey with the right local professionals working for them.”
With German, English, Polish and Turkish, mixxt is now ‘quadrilingual’, or – to be precise – offers four and a half languages, as a formal German is additionally available in order to meet the requirements of our corporate customers and formal events. More than 1,500 network founders have already created their community. Why don’t you give it a try? It’s easy, fast and fun!