THERE are lot of internet socio network sitessuch as myspace,friendster,orkut,zorpia,zapak,tzgged.but orkut s n lead.Definitely half or most of college students,it proffs, school students had orkut account.the reason s its usern friendliness,crisp and its crore ppl population.Actually ORKUT s restricted in our college. So they find way through proxies!!!.I dont know why these ppl restrict this .bcoz students have more nd more ways -powerscrap,proxy tunneling,hikut,and other sites.they know these are hell nd swallowing their precious time.
But I think after restricting this .students naturally get more enthgu to know wat it s.ofcoure there are lot of useful communities ad information gathered in it.and it s also hobby or stress reliever.the terrible thing s most of them are get addicted to that
Actually they faced lot of pblms,threats, anonymous mails.and these sites faced lot of controversies like fake profile,hate groups,censor ship pblms.
Frnz u know in youtube()there are some restriction n viewing videos(that is u have to signup (abov 18for uploading or vieving videos(adul content).but in orkut they have add vidos option.in which u can embed these videos.so any one who have rkut account can see this without any resrtiction
orkut got this name after its creator orkut Büyükkökten turkish engneer google employe.his story
Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping.He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!
Some more cool facts about him
He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.
* He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.
* He gets $8 when your friend’s friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if
anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.
* He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.
* He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.
* He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.
* He gets $2 when you become somebody’s fan.
* He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
* He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.
* He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.
* He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend’s scrap-book & $0.5 every time
In late June 2004, Affinity Engines filed suit against Google, claiming that Büyükkökten and Google based orkut on inCircle code. The allegation is based on the presence of 9 identical bugs in orkut that also exist in InCircle. Originally, the orkut community was felt to be elite, because its membership is by invitation only. However, at the end of July 2004 orkut surpassed the 1,000,000 member mark, and at the end of September it surpassed the 2,000,000 mark.