Orkut, which was one of the most common and famous social media site in India and Brazil at one time was the brainchild of Turkish programming engineer Orkut Büyükkökten. Orkut Büyükkökten was a previous item chief at Google. Google persuaded him to name the site after himself since the organization felt that it was his own creation.
At first presented his first informal organization titled Club Nexus at Stanford University in 2001, Büyükkökten. It pulled in more than 2,000 students on account of a large number of elements, which included…
– The capacity to send email and welcomes
– Online talking
– Buying and selling used goods
– Posting occasions
– Searching for individuals with comparable hobbies
– Placing personals
– Posting publication segments
Orkut Büyükkökten later presented InCircle a graduated class informal organization for the Stanford Alumni Association expected for use by college graduated class bunches. His motivation for making Orkut, in the wake of joining Google came because of his enthusiasm for designating 20% of his opportunity to build up an interpersonal organization as he planned to associate all the Internet clients so they can identify with one another”.
Google chose to work and oversee Orkut totally from Brazil from 2008, halfway because of the extensive client base and development of legiti
Some of common features of Orkut are
>> Orkut empowered a client to add recordings to his/her profile from Google Video or YouTube.
>> Google’s talk customer GTalk was likewise incorporated into the Orkut interface empowering clients to visit, offer documents on GTalk by means of their own pages
>> An eminent component was Changing Themes, in which clients could change their interface from an extensive variety of bright subjects in library.
> Orkut permitted anybody to visit anybody’s profile without limitations unless that individual was on a specific client’s “Overlook List”.
End of Orkut
On June 30, 2014, Google announced that Orkut would be shutting down completely on September 30 of that year. Users could export their photo albums before the final shutdown date.