Kiwibox Gets Long-Planned Makeover by Magnitude


Teen social network Kiwibox is officially relaunching today -- the culmination of a project in the works since the service was purchased by Magnitude Information Systems one year ago.

Kiwibox 2.0, as it's being branded, features a new look along with expanded widget-enabled profiles and additional game options. The service also now offers a revamped video section and weekly magazine, both of which contain user-submitted news and celebrity reports.

"Members contribute content to Kiwibox, which goes through a collaborative editorial process before getting published to the site for the entire member base," CEO Lin Dai told The Inquisitr, describing the configuration as "content meets social networking."

Up next: Dai tells us Kiwibox will be getting integration tools that'll let members interact with profiles on MySpace, Facebook, and other social network services.

Magnitude received $3 million in funding when it acquired Kiwibox last August. The social network has been around since 1999.