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Orkut
Orkut logo
Login page
Login page
URL https://orkut.google.com/en.html
Project status Online! (as a public archive)
Archiving status Upcoming...
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #throatkut (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google.

Status

Seems to be okay for now. But since Google started to push Google+ to users, and Facebook became popular, its usage is decreasing.

Shutdown

Tchau Orkut

Monday, June 30, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Ten years ago, Orkut was Google’s first foray into social networking. Built as a “20 percent” project, Orkut communities started conversations, and forged connections, that had never existed before. Orkut helped shape life online before people really knew what “social networking” was.

Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut's growth, we've decided to bid Orkut farewell (or, tchau). We'll be focusing our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.

We will shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014. Until then, there will be no impact on current Orkut users, to give the community time to manage the transition. People can export their profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout (available until September 2016). Starting today, it will not be possible to create a new Orkut account.

Orkut, the service, may be going away, but all of those incredible communities Orkut users have created will live on. We are preserving an archive of all public communities, which will be available online starting September 30, 2014. If you don't want your posts or name to be included in the community archive, you can remove Orkut permanently from your Google account. Please visit our Help Center for further details.

It's been a great 10 years, and we apologize to those still actively using the service. We hope people will find other online communities to spark more conversations and build even more connections for the next decade and beyond.

Posted by Paulo Golgher, Engineering Director[1]

Site structure

Public

  • Some communities are public, and can be viewed without logging in using Googlebot as user-agent.

Community main page: http://www.orkut.com.br/Community?cmm={cmmid}

Community forum topics: http://www.orkut.com.br/CommTopics?cmm={cmmid}

Community topic posts: http://www.orkut.com.br/CommMsgs?cmm={cmmid}&tid={topicid}


Logged-in only

  • You can view the other pages only when logged in.

User profile: http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#Profile?uid={userid}

User full profile: http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#FullProfile?uid={usrid}


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