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6/30/2014
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Google Shutting Down Orkut

Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.

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Thomas Claburn
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6/30/2014 | 5:50:28 PM
I wonder...
...will anyone even miss Orkut?
David F. Carr
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6/30/2014 | 6:05:54 PM
Re: I wonder...
Had it maintained a user base in places like Brazil, or had that faded also?
Thomas Claburn
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6/30/2014 | 6:09:34 PM
Re: I wonder...
From what I can tell, a large portion of Orkut's user base there defected to Facebook.
Gigi3
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7/1/2014 | 5:36:17 AM
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"The departure of Google's senior VP of social, Vic Gundotra, earlier this year led to reports that Google intends to scale back its social network, Google+. Although no news of this rumored retrenchment surfaced at Google's developer conference last week, this week brings a related product closure. Google on Monday said it plans to shut down its 10-year-old Orkut social network at the end of September"

Thomas, it's a bad news. Orkut is one of the first social networking groups later replaced by Google+. So would you think that the closure will help to scale back the existing Google+
pcharles09
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6/30/2014 | 6:09:30 PM
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Doubt it. I don't think most people even knew it existed!
Gigi3
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7/1/2014 | 5:38:57 AM
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"I wonder......will anyone even miss Orkut?"

Thomas, yes. I had only orkut account and later converted to Google+ (NO FB or any other social median group accounts)
Li Tan
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7/1/2014 | 9:37:31 AM
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This makes sense - nowadays people use it on seldom basis. Furthermore, it makes little sense to further develope or even maintain the legacy system. I bypassed Orkut stage and register directly to Google+...
Gigi3
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7/3/2014 | 3:42:36 AM
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"This makes sense - nowadays people use it on seldom basis. Furthermore, it makes little sense to further develope or even maintain the legacy system. I bypassed Orkut stage and register directly to Google+..."

Li, great and that means you are a late comer to the social media networks.
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