Apr 16, 2008:

Orkut has been around for nearly 3-4 years now (correct me if I am wrong?) and still Google is not ready to strip the Beta tag. It is a good social network with good and light social features for social networking users but fails to conquer services like MySpace and Facebook.

Recently Orkut launched a low-bandwidth version in hopes of gaining popularity among the dial-up masses of Pakistan, India and other such countries but I personally do not see any good use of it. However the users who can’t leave their beloved 28.8k modems (which I hardly think even exist anymore) can try the low-bandwidth Orkut version which strips off all images and makes browsing fast.

To use the low-band version change your profile settings:

There is also a mobile version of Orkut ( which has secretly came to the surface and will make your social networking experience more fun while you are on your mobile or phone. It works best with high-resolution screen smartphones like N95 and iPhone. Here is a preview of how a profile looks when visited through the Orkut mobile version.

Quite impressive for a social network which is still not ready to leave its Beta.



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rockstar Sid April 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Yeah impressive indeed. Orkut is the best regarding information or junk time pass.

And one more thing I was wondering – Why don’t you reply to my scraps buddy?


Dj Flush April 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I have not been very active on Orkut and other social networks lately. Probably thats why I did not reply to your scraps.

I am losing my interest in Orkut day by day as my studies and blogging routine is getting more tough.


Self Exile April 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Hey, they just released a proper Orkut for mobile! Its accessible via

It was announced yesterday, april 17, on the official Orkut blog:


Haris April 22, 2008 at 7:30 am

Orkut has been around for more than 5 years now :) I have an archived image of Orkut in 2003.


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