Company: Piczo, Inc. Piczo has created a space that gives teens around the world the freedom and tools to express themselves and connect with friends in a safer social networking environment. Piczo allows its users to create fully customizable personal websites that do not require any understanding of html code.
Instead of sending in an SMS update, you can just dial a number and say a little something. The recording will be linked to your account on the Web, and can then be shared with family and friends. Attach an imag
This website has been online sinceand it is currently owned by Pos Media Group, according to Wikipedia. Piczo is a free blogging community specifically designed for kids. Unlike many other blogging services, Piczo accepts members of all ages.
In the latest sign that the social networking sector is not immune to tougher times, the youth-targeted sites Piczo and Stardoll are to merge their international operations to try to create more appeal for advertisers. The deal, which is a combination of cash and stock described as a "merger of equals", will see Piczo's chief executive, Jeremy Verba, leave the new company, which claims a combined monthly unique user base of about 20 million. By and large the Stardoll team will take over running Piczo, led by its chief executive, Mattias Miksche, although both brands will continue as separate social networking websites.
There is already so much coverage on mainstream social networks like Bebo, MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn that we forget about the other smaller niche networks. If you know the demographics for any of these, please leave a comment. Above: Screenshots from Club Penguin to purchase virtual pets.
By Amanda Lenhart and Mary Madden. The survey also finds that older teens, particularly girls, are more likely to use these sites. For girls, social networking sites are primarily places to reinforce pre-existing friendships; for boys, the networks also provide opportunities for flirting and making new friends.
Piczo was a social networking and blogging website for teens. Early investors included Catamount, Sierra Ventures, U. Venture Partnersand Mangrove Capital Partners.