Orkut


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Orkut

An earlier social networking site sponsored by Google and named after Google developer Orkut Buyukkokten. Launched in early 2004, membership exceeded 40 million users within two years. The majority of Orkut users were from Brazil, India and Japan, and the service was hosted in Google's Brazilian facilities. Facing massive competition from Facebook, in 2014, Orkut was shut down.

Lists of Friends
Orkut members listed and rated their friends; for example, "Best Friends," "Acquaintances," etc. If a friend was dropped from a user's list, that user was dropped from the friend's list. If an Orkut member placed another member on a "Crush List," both members were notified when the other member did 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.
LiveJournal and Orkut are used for evaluation as the ground-truth social network.
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.
Less than two years later, Facebook's lead was so far ahead that it had a 74 per cent market share compared with Orkut's 0.97 per cent.
Orkut.com had to be blocked by UAE's Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) after identifying it morally offensive.
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Through UWIN users can communicate their various e-mails, user ids of facebook, orkut, twitter, linkedin, orkut, blogger, hi5, websites, mobile numbers, fax numbers and any other contact details.
Thus, from the organizations' point of view, this study investigates how large companies are using social media, particularly Twitter, Facebook and Orkut social networks, to communicate with customers and, through them, establish relationships.