In 2008, Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated by Google
The website has been named after its creator Orkut Büyükkökten, an employee of Google.
Over the years, Orkut lost its popularity in the U.S where Facebook, My Space and Twitter took over. However, Orkut became very popular in
Orkut is an online community designed to keep social life active and exciting. In Orkut, people can share messages and images with their friends and make new friends with people they had never seen before.
One can easily share his/her hobbies, interests, look for romantic relationships or can create new business contacts on Orkut.
Orkut also has different communities that shares common interest based on current events, sports, movies. You can join these communities and share your knowledge with others and discuss various matters.
Even you would meet your old school buddies by chance on Orkut. It is a great place that brings together people.
Before you start communicating with a person, you can read his/her profile and can see how he/she is connected to you through the friends network.
Joining Orkut is very easy. One can log in through his/her Gmail account or can create his/her profile which takes only one minute.