Kiwibox.com Experiences Skyrocketing Growth as Users Flock to Site
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Kiwibox.com (OTC: KIWB) , a New York City based social network, begins a new era of growth The amount of new registrations have increased substantially over the last 8 weeks. Drawn by Kiwibox’s focus on organizing unique website offerings and New York City events, young adults are flocking to Kiwibox’s network. In the last 8 weeks alone, an average of more than 2,000 new Members have joined the Kiwibox social network each day. “In fact,” stated Andre Scholz , Kiwibox’s President and CEO, “our Membership is growing 10 times faster than during the first quarter of this year, accompanied by a tripling of membership activity on our website.” “Explore, Connect, Party,” continued Andre, “is our mantra and our Kiwibox promotion teams are spreading the Kiwibox excitement throughout New York City.”
The company and its users attribute this growth to the site’s active presence at events with tangible benefits, active forum community, live stream personal and community updates, and the community feeling created through the company’s mantra.
“Our Members are connected via the online community through one another,” noted Mr. Scholz, ” and they find new friends that share their excitement. Kiwibox.com provides unique experiences that users can have in both a digital and physical presence, which further enriches the online community and builds more than just a social network.”
This growth is independent of Kiwibox’s recent acquisition of Kwick! a top German social network that is presently integrated into the Kiwibox network.
About Kiwibox.com: Company History
Kiwibox.com 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. In August 2007, the company was bought by Magnitude Information Systems, Inc., a publicly listed company. 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 Kiwibox.com, Inc. the New York-based social network. In the beginning of 2011 Kiwibox acquired Pixunity.de, a photoblog community and launched a U.S. version of this community in the summer of 2011. Effective July 1, 2011 Kiwibox.com, Inc. became the owner of Kwick! – a top social network community based in Germany. Kiwibox.com shares are freely traded on the bulletin board under the symbol KIWB.OB.
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