||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (December 2009)|
|Area served||Germany, Switzerland, Austria|
|Owner||RTL interactive (RTL Group|
|Slogan(s)||Auch du kennst wen bei wer-kennt-wen ("You also know someone on wer-kennt-wen")|
|Alexa rank||6,850 (March 2014[update])|
|Type of site||Social network service|
|Registration||Required (with the real name)|
|Users||9.4 million (November 2011[update])|
Wer-kennt-wen (English: Who-knows-whom) is a popular German social networking site. It has been compared to Myspace by TechCrunch. According to Alexa Internet, wer-kennt-wen has a world-wide traffic rank of 959 as of July 2011 and is one of the most successful websites in Germany. The site allows users to write blogs, chat with friends and write in their guestbook.
wer-kennt-wen does not have a specific target group, but is open to everybody who is older than 14 years. 9.4 million users are registered. 41.7% are male and 58.3% are female. 36.7% of all users are older than 40. Users can connect with everybody they know (colleagues, friends, neighbors, classmates etc.).
- profiles with photo, hobbies, interests, home town, contact etc.
- the acquaintances are shown in a map of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
- search of people, schools, clubs/associations and groups
- status updates “Was machst Du gerade?” (What are you doing right now?)
- "Neues": stream of status updates, groups and photos of other users
- calendar and events
- photo albums and tagging
- inviting new people via email or Transaction authentication number
- reporting users or links to the customer care team of wer-kennt-wen
- ignoring users
- "Klassenfinder" (class finder): adding schools to the profile, classified by year
- "Vereinsheim" (club house): clubs and associations
- "Meine Seite für andere": preview of the own profile
- AusKenner: users help users
- mobile website: wkw-Mobilportal (mobil.wer-kennt-wen.de)
- iPhone App
- Android App
OnlineStar 2008 - category "Social Communities"
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