From Wikipedia, we collect the following on MXit
MXitis a free instant messaging application developed by MXit Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa that runs on multiple mobile and computing platforms. Along with its own standard protocol, it can connect to Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, Facebook, AIM, or Windows Live Messenger contacts as well. MXit currently has 27 Million subscribers, making it the largest social network in Africa, with 40 000 new subscribers joining every day.
You better watch. This stuff is addictive and can drop your grades if you are a student. Be warned before you sign up. Parents in South Africa are crying that kids are failing exams because of the addition this service provides. Yet, we cry the same way after Faceook. Who cares to learn? This is social media and it may not really matter to learn since you can post your homeworks in Yahoo Answers.
Founded in South Africa by a Namibian entrepreneur, Herman Heunis, Mxit is a free instant messaging application that runs on both mobile and computing platforms. Mxit offers a wide range of services including social networking, mobile voice clips, music & entertainment, banking access and other community based applications. Through its own standard protocol, Mxit subscribers can also connect to other social networks and instant messaging applications such as Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo, AIM and ICQ.
Between 2005 when it launched and now, Mxit has amassed close to 20 million subscribers, making it one of the larger social networks in the world and the largest in Africa. It currently transmits over 250 million messages per day and features some of the common functions of a conventional instant messaging client, such as file transfers, contact lists, a group chat called MultiMX and photo sharing through a mobile phone’s built-in camera.