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Kiwibox logo.gif
Web address
Type of site social network service
Registration Yes
Owner, Inc.
Launched 1999
Alexa rank positive decrease 14,551 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active is a social network that is owned by Inc (OTCQBKIWB), founded in 1999.[2][3]

Company Information and History[edit] was initially founded in 1999 to give teenagers a voice on the internet and was a leader in the teen oriented world for several years. It was founded by three Carnegie Mellon University graduates, Lin Dai, Michael Howard, and Ivan Tumanov. Dai served as the Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Howard as the Chief Operation Officer, and Tumanov as the Chief Technology Officer. The first editors came from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, and included Sonni Abatta, now a lead news anchor at WOFL-TV in Orlando. Later off they have started an professional seo company uk

In August 2007, the company was bought by Magnitude Information Systems, Inc., a publicly listed company.[4] In 2008, the company launched a new version, Kiwibox 2.0 and in October 2009 the company launched Kiwibox 3.0, shifting its audience focus from teenagers to young adults. The new platform brings the community to the next level with the latest social network technology. As of December 31, 2009, Kiwibox Media Inc. merged with Magnitude Information Systems and renamed itself to, Inc. the New York-based social network. In the beginning of 2011 Kiwibox acquired, a photoblog community and launched a U.S. version of this community in the summer of 2011. Effective July 1, 2011, Inc. became the owner of Kwick! – a top social network community based in Germany. shares are freely traded on the bulletin board under the symbol KIWB.OB.[5]


Kiwibox has a number of unique features such as blogging, photos, status updates, games, forums, event pictures, event scheduling, etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ emma hughes (8 October 2008). "Universal music group joins kiwibox". theinquirer. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ Caroline McCarthy (5 August 2008). "Teen social network Kiwibox relaunches out of beta". CNET News. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
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