|Description||German Social Network|
Studivz.net is very similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was sold to Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, a German publishing group, for €85 million in January 2007.
Other investors of Studivz include the Samwer brothers, founders of ringtone company Jamba (sold for $270M) and Alando (sold to eBay for $43M in 1999).
As of July 2008, StudiVZ has 9 million active Users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Users are on three Socialnetworks: StudiVZ (4.1M Users) SchülerVZ (4.9M Users) and MeinVZ (1.8M Users)
|Launch Date||February 27, 2008|
|Launch Date||February 28, 2007|
SchülerVZ is a social network for German high school students with 7 million active users (72% of all German high school students have a profile).
|Launch Date||October, 2005|
StudiVZ is a social networking platform for students (in particular for college and university students in Europe), based in Berlin, Germany. The name is an abbreviation of the German expression Studentenverzeichnis, which means students’ directory. The service is largely comparable to other social networking sites.
StudiVZ claims to be one of the biggest social networks in Europe, with over 16.000.000 members as of Junuary 2010, mostly in the German-speaking countries; Germany, Switzerland and Austria.