Friday, July 4, 2014

R.I.P Orkut !!!

India’s first social network crush Orkut is now officially announced as DEAD :(

Google launched this social networking site in 2004 and it became an obsession among every one in India in year 2006. I was a 2004 passed out grad and Orkut was the only medium which kept me connected to most of my School & College friends. My Orkut memories are still fresh !

Although, many people from countries like Brazil and India still remained loyal users of Orkut until Facebook took over the spot in 2010., still never took the pride in US, that’s the reason for it’s fall.  Took a hit by Facebook’s popularity, google had decided to close the door for Orkut a couple of years back itself, and it seems that the official word has finally come.

Google engineering director Paulo Golgher scribbled in his orkut blog 
“Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut's growth, we've decided to bid Orkut farewell (or, tchau). We'll be focusing our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them," 
Although no one will be able to create a new Orkut account now,  the existing users will still be able to till Sep 2014. If you want to transfer your photos or any important information from Orkut profile you can use Google’s free transfer service named Google Takeout that will allow you to transfer data to your Google+ account, till Sep 2016

Farewell Orkut !!!

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