Just a quick follow-up on Getting Started with Mixi.
So far its been interesting trying NOT to do and say the wrong thing. But, if you're at all familiar with Social Networks, I think its easy enough to pick things up very quickly. Just be patient, and good luck!
However, it's quite a different format from that of like a MySpace. Everyone has a lot less friends than you see on MySpace, which gives it a much more Personal feel
Also, I wouldn't go just sending Random Friend Invites. It seems best to introduce yourself with a message first, which has worked so far
Here are just a few quick tips for newbies:
GET Rikaichan http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan
. I don't know what I'd do without it.
Also, Popjisyo.com helps when translating longer phrases.
Last bit, something that will help for the Image Links, which Rikaichan does not work for. When you place the mouse over a link, you'll see the URL shown in the Browser's Status Bar. It will be in English, to help guide you through the menus.
Hope this helps.
If you're on Mixi and want to check out my page:
http://mixi.jp/show_profile.pl?id=11012500 (work in progress)