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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:

http://www.orkut.com/GeneralSettings.aspx

There is also a mobile version of Orkut (m.orkut.com) 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.

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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?

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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.

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Self Exile April 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Hey, they just released a proper Orkut for mobile! Its accessible via http://m.orkut.com

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

http://en.blog.orkut.com/2008/04/now-available-orkut-on-your-mobile.html

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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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