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Google: Orkut Will Co-Exist With Google+ 64

Posted by timothy
from the optimism-defined dept.
splitenz writes "Google's other social networking site, Orkut, which has been around for about seven years and has tens of millions of users worldwide, will continue to operate alongside the new Google+ for now. However, Google is leaving its options open regarding the possibility of fusing the two through some sort of integration further down the road."
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Google: Orkut Will Co-Exist With Google+

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  • Re:Hey, cool! (Score:5, Informative)

    by ronocdh (906309) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @04:54PM (#36707202)
    More or less the thing for social networking in places like Brazil and India.
  • Re:Hey, cool! (Score:4, Informative)

    by mentus (775129) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @06:59PM (#36707878) Homepage
    Almost the same applies to Brazil. Most of the older users have moved to Facebook. Orkut is now a niche for pre-teens. Some of them curiously do not even use e-mail anymore, and communicate using 'orkut testimonials' (yeah, very stupid, I know). Orkut even implemented a longer type of direct message but the old usage lingers. It was funny from time to time seeing very private messages that were sent as testimonials being 'accepted' and shown to everyone on their profiles (bank account PINs, telephone numbers, private details of intimate encounters...) . The rule was to add a text to the beginning "do not accept the testimonial" apparently it not always worked.

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