Comment 2A3 Re: Maybe more popular in India and Brazil?


Google pulls the plug on Orkut


Maybe more popular in India and Brazil? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-30 19:17 (#29Z)

Hmm, I had never even heard of Orkut. The webpage, of course, is now just a redirect to a page about the shutdown notice. A quick trip to the wayback machine shows a standard looking google login dialog and not much else.

Re: Maybe more popular in India and Brazil? (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-06-30 22:54 (#2A2)

Nothing in geocities or Myspace is comparable to Orkut.Yes here in Brazil it was like "what, you don't have Orkut yet? Let me invite you right away!" (yes, it was invite only on the first year or two, like gmail).It still has/had a bunch of people (that I knew of, and active) at least a year ago when I finally left it, closing my account.About 90% of them were also on facebook, at this time (except me heh) so the migration went smooth. The best feature were the communities, all very localized, people even got upset when "the gringos" started showing up. Still a lot active when I left. I categorized it as good auto-updated contacts list at first, then it got crowded and annoying, too much updates... like Facebook. I remember people making that comparison.In the end with people posting on Facebook and coming to Orkut for the communities, it was a social ghost town and just a dumbed down forum for whoever couldn't keep up with the alternatives, and very good at it. A lot of people will still miss it.

Re: Maybe more popular in India and Brazil? (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-06-30 22:59 (#2A3)

Sorry, reading your post again I realize that I got nostalgic and did not answer it :-D Orkut was like facebook, but simpler. Photo sharing, and open talk in communities or in the user's scrapbook. Online chat, for example, was implemented a lot later, we used "private messages" like email.


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2014-07-01 09:32 Informative +1

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