Orkut


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Orkut was launched in 2004, the same year when Facebook was founded, never achieved the same number of users as Facebook did.
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.
On top of the above plans, the customer also get free access to Facebook, Twitter, Maktoob and Orkut "Our new Red prepay plans give customers amazing bonuses and with this fantastic offer customers will get double bonus value to stay in touch even longer with family and friends plus browse the internet for even longer," said chief marketing officer, Vodafone Qatar John Sd.
We will see these two titans of the social networking landscape grow along with LinkedIn, but the second tier networks (MySpace, Four-Square, Orkut, Gowalla) die a slow death as they become increasingly irrelevant.
The company said that the new camera features a Share Button which allows users to tag pictures and videos on the counter for uploading to popular social networking sites including Facebook, Kodak Gallery, Flickr, Orkut and YouTube.
Its social networking site Orkut is wildly popular in Brazil, besting competitors like Facebook.
The species of aquarium fishes by state (location of virtual shops, auctions and Orkut), total price in US Dollars (unitary value + packing + freight) by region-considering only state capitals, delivery methods, and warnings about the risk of introduction were surveyed in e-commerce and Orkut, from July 2005 to June 2006.
He added that many subscribers have deactivated their accounts before the official restriction of the website and availed subscription of other international and Pakistani social networking websites such as Twitter, Orkut, Hi5 and Naseeb.
Google has tried to ride the social networking wave before, launching the Orkut social network in 2004.
Orkut allows one to request that a profile be removed upon death.
AoThree years ago, this month, it became accessible to the general public and for over a year now it has been the undisputed leader, having seen off challenges from the likes of Orkut (GoogleAAEs social network), Netlog and others.