What happened to Orkut and where it is now

Orkut was a long-range interpersonal communication site possessed and worked by Google. The administration was intended to assist users with meeting new and old companions and keep up their existing connections. The site was named after its designer, Google representative Orkut Büyükkökten.

Orkut was one of the most visited sites in India and Brazil in 2008. In 2008, Google declared that Orkut would be completely overseen and worked in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte. This was chosen because of the enormous Brazilian client base and development of lawful issues.

Starting points

Orkut was discreetly propelled on January 22, 2004, by Google. Orkut Büyükkökten, a Turkish programming engineer, created it as an autonomous undertaking while at the same time working at Google. While already working for Affinity Engines, he had built up a comparative framework, InCircle, planned for use by college graduated class gatherings. In late June 2004, Affinity Engines recorded suit against Google, asserting that Büyükkökten and Google had put together Orkut with respect to InCircle code. The charge depends on the nearness of 9 indistinguishable bugs in Orkut that additionally existed in InCircles.

The day it all ended 🙁

On June 30, 2014, Google reported that Orkut would close down totally on September 30, 2014. Users could send out their photograph collections before the last shutdown date. Orkut profiles, scraps, tributes, and network posts could be sent out until September 2016. Google designing chief Paulo Golgher said in a blog entry: “Over the previous decade, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with networks jumping up in each edge of the world. Since the development of these networks has outpaced Orkut’s development, we’ve chosen to say goodbye to Orkut.” Orkut was the aftereffect of a 20 percent venture in which Google laborers got the chance to invest a fifth of their energy in thoughts not really identified with their activity responsibilities.[48][49] However, the open substance of every open network were chronicled by Google, and are accessible for all time for counseling on the web in the Orkut Community Archive (in spite of the fact that altering is not, at this point conceivable.)

The site despite everything exists, except shows a letter from the originator, expressing that Hello would be the substitution of Orkut and “it is the primary internet based life website dependent on adores, not likes.” Hello is worked under Hello Networks, not Google.