ORKUT is celebrating its 4th birthday by placing a birthday celebration image on the login page.
An online community Orkut was launched in January 2004 by search company Google, the brainchild of Orkut Büyükkökten, a Turkish software engineer, who developed it as an independent project while working at Google.
By ORKUT, you can find your old friends, stay in touch with your existing friends and can also make new friends. For all that, you just need to create your profile on ORKUT.
A user first creates a “Profile”, in which the user provides “Social”, “Professional” and “Personal” details. Users can upload photos into their Orkut profile with a caption. Users can also add videos to their profile from either YouTube or Google Videos with the additional option of creating either restricted or un-restricted polls for polling a community of users.
“Scrapping” is popular among the Orkut community as a form of offline and online communication. In December 2007, the ability to pop up alerts immediately when a scrap is received was added, adding instant messaging-like capabilities to Orkut.
However, one notable controversy surrounding Orkut is that it requests users enter their race, religion and sexual orientation, which has been source of great concern among users. It has been observed that there are children under 12 using Orkut by entering false date-of-birth information. But now, Orkut has added an easy opt-out button on the settings page, in case you want to keep some things on your profile private to make your more safe and secure after a big Critisim of ORKUT in India.