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.
After being acquired by the German VC Holzbrinck Ventures for a not confirmed amount of 100 million Euros the traffic to the site has however entered a state of massive decline since late 2009.
In 2014 the number of members is much less than 1 million.
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