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Orkut

A social networking site sponsored by Google and named after Google developer Orkut Buyukkokten. Launched in early 2004, Orkut was originally an invitation-only site, but was later opened to the general public. Membership exceeded 40 million users within two years. The majority of Orkut users are from Brazil, India and Japan, and the service is hosted in Google's Brazilian facilities.

Lists of Friends
Orkut members list and rate their friends; for example, "Best Friends," "Acquaintances," etc. If a friend is dropped from a user's list, that user is dropped from the friend's list. If an Orkut member places another member on a "Crush List," both members are notified when the other member does the same. See social networking site.
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Then there is the collection of dead or withered platforms that dot this sector, including Blackberry and Windows in smartphone operating systems, AOL in messaging, Orkut in social networking, and Yahoo in mass online media.
Como os servicos descontinuados MSN e orkut foram muito populares no Brasil (e de baixo impacto em outros paises), podemos apontar que a pratica de fazer novos amigos online acompanha a historia on-line do brasileiro e atravessa diversas tecnologias.
Amidst all of this, Orkut deserves special mention.
There was Orkut launched in 2004 - around the same time that Facebook started.
Case 1 considered only informal distribution occurring through downloading websites and Orkut communities.
And now, Google has decided to close Orkut completely after 10 years.
Orkut was launched in 2004, the same year when Facebook was founded, never achieved the same number of users as Facebook did.
UWIN will serve as one universal identity across the web for all the web presence of user such as email (Google, Yahoo, AOL), social network (Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, Linkedin), photo stream (Flickr), blog (Blogger, WordPress, Live Journal), online banking (SBI, Bank of America, Paypal), online shopping & booking (e-bay, IRCTC, Amazon).
The problem to be investigated is the following: how do large companies in Sao Paulo use social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Orkut in building their customer relationships?
E com essa perspectiva, de que o consumo midiatico gera apropriacoes e praticas diversas, que fazemos uso desses conceitos para pensar a producao de blogs, a criacao e filiacao a comunidades no Orkut e Facebook, ou a criacao de perfis no Twitter, todos esses relacionados a telenovela Passione.
Additional chapters address technologies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, YouTube, and Twitter.
Online social networking avenues such as Facebook, Orkut and Twitter, and other web forums such as blogs, e- mails and video sharing sites are being used as a platform by both sides for the political " hate- campaign".