I just joined a new social media site called Xiha Life.

I read about Xiha in the latest issue of Wired. (Xiha means “fun” or “happy” in Mandarin and “hip hop” in Cantonese.) Clive Thompson has written an intriguing little piece about this online community.

Xiha Life has many of the same functions as other social sites: friending, sharing photos and videos, and connecting with perfect strangers (some of them perfectly strange). But, there is one very unique aspect of this virtual gathering space: It features convenient language translation…