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I was just checking out my facebook notifications when i saw one of my friend updating


New features of orkut ROXXX 😈 ” .

New Updated Orkut


In-case you are hearing “orkut” first time then here is it – A Googler named Büyükkökten from the nation of Turkey created Google’s first official social network. Since his last name was fairly hard to pronounce , Google decided to name their new social network after his first name, Orkut instead .
       Despite the fact that it miserably failed just like google wave to succeed , Orkut somehow later on took off in both Brazil and India – where still its loyal and people prefer to use orkut than facebook or myspace .

ok , now straight heading to news :

Orkut is now massively updated like facebook with more cool new features and apps  .

These include :

Scraping multiple people :

      This feature do looks like a spam , when you will start getting heaps of these [repeated] scraps from your friends and other people !  There were many tweaks and hacks available from many scripts but now every one of them are disabled  . Now you can send scraps to your friends straight from your homepage in orkut. And more ” you can send the same scrap to many people at the same time or even to all your friends”. Can now save a lot of time instead of copy-pasting 🙂

More Privacy :

      It is now possible to choose the privacy level you want for your messages , updates , photos etc .  Now you can send a private scrap to a group and only they can see and reply !

Privacy Features

If you choose public then anyone can check your update , similarly friends of friends is another privacy feature going with same strength like facebook and myspace !

Groups Feature :

      Interaction with your groups of friends is more flexible and easy as now you can open them from your homepage.

Orkut Groups NewsFeed

       Just check the top of the page where you will see Everyone , Family , etc – the groups you have created . When you click a group (for example, “School friends“), you will now see updates, photos, videos and activities only from people who are part of that group.

Games and Applications :

      Now any game and app which you access from facebook and myspace , bebo etc will be available  in orkut like Mafiawars , farmville etc . Also now,  a special section is available in sidebar just below your communities for easy accessing of games and applications . Now even applications have pages now.

Here are my favorite orkut apps 😉

My favorite Apps

      Even now  The apps directory page has been available where in you can easily open or remove or explore your apps. And to add new apps, now you can search for them within the apps categories.

If you are orkut addict then Do read More tools on orkut to make orkutting better .

     And i think that ,soon we might be able to create orkut pages and get orkut vanity profile url ‘s just like in Facebook :mrgreen:

However , these new changes might not be visible to every orkutian ! Its handed out in bunch but this time , there are no invites for that .

         Patience ! You will soon see them …..

I was am still an orkut fan but i visit it once in  a month because  i am addicted to facebook . None can match or stand up with facebook 8)

      Are you still using orkut ? Are new Features available to you ? 🙂

18 thoughts on “Have you seen the new Orkut ?

  1. Reply BlogTech Online Aug 25,2010 3:00 pm

    I am not using orkut,but I was thinking of using it.

  2. Reply Siddharth Aug 25,2010 6:44 pm

    No way.. No orkut anymore 🙂

    Facebook is always best for networking .

  3. Reply Sathish @ TechieMania Aug 25,2010 1:51 pm

    I am a long time user of Orkut, but I am never satisfied with they way it looks or the way it works. Haven’t checked this new orkut yet. Will check it soon and provide a feedback again.

    • Reply Ajinkya Aug 25,2010 1:54 pm

      Me too , but i am well informed of new updates of orkut 😛
      Its just the interface and ugly ads that makes orkut yuck !
      However with launch of more features, cant tell it might overtake myspace 😉

  4. Reply Priyanka Aug 25,2010 1:55 pm

    new orkut ws always slow in loading..i use the old one

  5. Reply P.K.ARUN Aug 25,2010 8:51 pm

    Opening ORKUT is nothing but wasting our time, but i’m still using it because of most of my offline friends are available only in ORkut so. Also I tested new orkut, not so impressive for me.

  6. Reply JK@techtrickz Aug 26,2010 2:13 pm

    I am not an active Orkut user and have no hope on it, but, as Arun said many of my ‘offline’ friends and relatives are available only on Orkut, so still I using it.

    • Reply Ajinkya Aug 26,2010 3:57 pm

      Yes , same goes with me @jk
      i check orkut only if someone scraps me or i get friend request in orkut form facebook friends 😛
      Still , orkut has a way to go ! all they need is to get rid of ads and add some smooth interference 😀

  7. Reply Blinkky Aug 27,2010 10:44 pm

    I’m not Orkut user. But Orkut seems very interesting to me =)

  8. Reply Basant | Techno-Pulse Aug 28,2010 6:14 am

    Orkut was the 1st social media app known to most of the people in India & Brazil. I too like its interface better than FB.

  9. Reply TechGopal Aug 29,2010 5:57 am

    yaa iv noticed that……..

  10. Reply Kevin @Designer's Digest Sep 1,2010 9:57 am

    I liked the new version of Orkut. Loads of new features and the layout looks very cool.

  11. Reply Bishwajeet Sep 5,2010 11:38 am

    I still feel that old Orkut was way cool and the new Orkut made people shift to Facebook.

    • Reply Ajinkya Sep 5,2010 12:32 pm

      Orkut is the same as it was with just a mild of changes . Its UI sucks the most ! While it Is the smooth interface of facebook thats attracting people to make orkut to facebook migrations 😀

  12. Reply Saltyy Sep 7,2010 4:19 am

    Some are saying that orkut is great and some says not.
    Love to try this one to conclude that sayings 😀

  13. Reply ielts Oct 28,2010 5:33 am

    Orkut has introduced its new features. Is it trying to get the position of facebook? Is it possible?
    We welcome new features of Orkut.

  14. Reply Tappy Nov 14,2011 10:17 pm

    I have been using Orkut for some time and have found it difficult to grasp, hopefully your info will help!!!

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