Orkut

  • Ah nostalgia! Log in to Orkut one last time today. These 15 screenshots show how Orkut changed (not) in the last 10 years 2 days ago

    Remember Orkut? Once a rage among Internet users in India, it's a social media site that will breathe its last today. We took a tour and got these screenshots that actually show not much has changed in the self-contained world of Orkut.It has a Facebook-like design, and maybe better security...
  • Flashback to 2006: When Orkut was the opium of the Internet masses 2 days ago

    Google is shutting down its once-popular social networking website Orkut on September 30. The glory days of Orkut are now long gone with its last bastions India and Brazil also switching their loyalties to Facebook, this news item from eight years ago gives us an idea of how popular and...
  • Goodbye, Orkut! Google's first social network shutting down today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Orkut, Google's first foray into social networking, is closing down today. Announced three months back, Google is going to shut down its early social-networking service, Orkut, on September 30 to focus on its other social networking initiatives. Orkut was launched ten years ago but has failed to put...
  • Watch: 'Despos, pls don add me.' 10 hilarious things these people found out on logging in to their own Orkut profiles one last time September 14, 2014

    An integral part of our childhood, Orkut, shuts down officially on 30th September this year. Special characters became an important part of our Orkut profiles and using a Hrithik Roshan or Aishwarya Rai display picture was completely cool. A copied status message on the top bar and a long 'about...
  • Confessions of a rehabilitated Orkut addict July 2, 2014

    2004 Kolkata Book Fair. Our gang of college friends were roaming around the ground browsing books. Debarati picked up a copy of The Simoqin Prophecies. "See this?," she exclaimed. "The author Samit Basu is my friend on Orkut!" Those were the days of Orkut. Cell phones were still primarily used for...
  • 'Fraanship' eventually leads to writing 'testis': 10 codes of public behaviour we learnt from Orkut that are useless now July 1, 2014

    'Have you checked Orkut?' The way we react to this question has changed drastically in the last 10 years. Remember how you once flocked to the nearest cyber caf after school to check if you had received any new scraps, testimonials, and pending friend requests? It was almost magical to...
  • 'How will I tell my kids how I met their mother now?' The best Twitter reactions to Orkut shutting down July 1, 2014

    Google announced yesterday that it is going to shut down its first social networking site Orkut in September. As soon as the news broke out Twitter users across the world, who hadn't logged in to Orkut for years, began posting screenshots of their Orkut profiles. The extremely popular social networking...
  • Flashback to 2006: When Orkut was the opium of the Internet masses July 1, 2014

    Google has announced that it will be shutting down its oncepopular social networking website Orkut on September 30. The glory days of Orkut are now long gone with its last bastions India and Brazil also switching their loyalties to Facebook, this news item from eight years ago gives us an...
  • Orkut is shutting down and here's what you can do to preserve the memories forever July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is shutting down Orkut, its "first foray into social networking," to focus on YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ services that have proven more popular. The technology titan will pull the plug on 10yearold Orkut on September 30. Chances are that you didn't log in to your Orkut account in...
  • Google to shut down Orkut on September 30 July 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google will shut down its early socialnetworking service, Orkut, which was launched ten years ago but has failed to put Google ahead in what has become one of the Web's most popular businesses. Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is widely used in Brazil and India but...
  • Ah nostalgia! Have you logged into Orkut recently? These 15 screenshots show how Orkut changed (not) in the last 10 years May 29, 2014

    Remember Orkut? Once a rage among Internet users in India, it's a social media site Indian users have gradually forgotten. Or have they? We took a tour and got these screenshots that actually show not much has changed in the selfcontained world of Orkut.It has a Facebooklike design now, and...
  • Ayushmann: Twitter will become as uncool as Orkut August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Seems like actor Ayushmann Khurrana is not happy with the growing trend of social networking sites as he belives that such platforms are 'transient'. "One day Twitter will become uncool like orkut, it will cease to exist like Soviet Union and the value of followers will be like Rubles of...
  • Court proceedings against 13 websites including Facebook, Google on hold August 13, 2013

    A Delhi court on Monday stayed the proceedings against 13 websites, including Facebook and Google, on a complaint which accused them of promoting "class enmity" and "undermining national integrity". Citing denial of assistance from the US authorities, Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja stayed the proceedings against the websites, including Orkut, YouTube, Yahoo...
  • US cites free speech, won't help India execute summons to FB, Google May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs told a Delhi court that the US authorities are unable to "execute" the request for assistance in serving summons to 11 USbased websites, including Facebook and Google, accused of promoting class enmity and undermining national integrity. The MHA told Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja that...
  • Friendship Day: 10 rules of dosti in social media August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: At some point in your life you have wished you had the spontaneous timing of Chandler Bing to wriggle yourself out of a sticky situation armed with nothing but scathing wit. The iconic American situational comedy F.R.I.E.N.D.S might have redefined popular culture and made inroads into the Indian...
  • Court reserves order on Facebook India's plea May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday reserved its order on the plea of Facebook India seeking removal of its name from the civil suit against various social networking sites for allegedly displaying objectionable content. Administrative Civil Judge Parveen Singh reserved his order for May 22 after Facebook India said that...
  • Issue summons to Facebook through email: Court April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court hearing a civil case against various social networking sites for allegedly displaying objectionable content on Wednesday ordered that summons be served to USbased social networking site, Facebook through email. Meanwhile petitioner's counsel Santosh Pandey moved an application seeking the government should be brought as a plaintiff...
  • Delhi: Court orders summons to Facebook via mail April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday ordered for serving summons to USbased social networking site Facebook through email to respond to a suit which seeks action against it for allegedly hosting objectionable contents. Administrative Civil Judge Parveen Singh ordered serving of summons to Facebook through email within three days as...
  • Content monitoring against Constitution: Google March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: USbased search engine Google Inc, facing a civil lawsuit along with 21 other websites for allegedly hosting objectionable contents on its web posts, has told a Delhi court that the blanket ban and monitoring of material would be against the right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed...
  • How Google helped Facebook beat Orkut in Brazil February 16, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Facebook's popularity in Brazil has exploded over the past year, and the company may have its biggest competitor to thank for it. In its recent initial public offering filing, Facebook said its number of active users in Brazil had nearly tripled in 2011, finally placing it ahead of Google...
  • Adnan case: 4 acquitted released from jail January 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Four accused, acquitted by a local court in the case of kidnap and murder of teenager Adnan Patrawala, were on Tuesday released from the Arthur Road jail in South Mumbai after they spent over four years behind the bars. "The four were allowed to go...
  • Adnan Patrawala murder: Four accused acquitted January 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Four people accused in the Adnan Patrawala murder case were let off by a Mumbai court on Monday. The accused Sujit Nair, Amit Kaushal, Ayush Bhat, Rajeev Dhariya were acquitted after the prosecution failed to produce evidence in the court linking them to Adnan's murder. Five people were arrested for...
  • Cannot censor the Web: Google to India January 28, 2012

    Davos: Ahead of a court hearing, technology giant Google facing controversy in India allegedly for hosting obscene and objectionable content on Thursday made it clear that it is not possible for the company to monitor everything on its website. Google and Facebook are among 21 companies whose executives have been summoned...
  • Govt wanted 358 items removed from Google December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Google has received government requests for the removal of 358 items from its services, including YouTube and Orkut, during the JanuaryJune period, according to a report by the Internet search giant. As many as 255 item removal requests cited the government criticism as the reason, said the Google Transparency...
  • Facebook overtakes Orkut in India: comScore August 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's social networking platform Orkut has lost yet another turf to the surge of Facebook. India, one of the few countries where Orkut retained the top spot amongst social networking websites, now has more people logging on to Facebook, says marketing research company comScore. According to comScore,...
  • Google faces probe over Orkut July 22, 2010

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian state prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro opened a formal investigation into US Internet company Google over pedophilia, defamation and false identity on its social networking site Orkut, O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported on Wednesday. The Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor's office will give Google 120 days...
  • Top 10 mistakes on social networking sites July 15, 2010

    If you are reading this, chances are, you have an account on a social networking website. While these new age tools are a great way to keeping in touch with family and friends, some of your actions today can come back to haunt you tomorrow. Before it gets too late,...
  • Limit personal details on FB, Twitter May 5, 2010

    A new survey has thrown up some warnings, saying that millions of us leave ourselves prone to cybercrimes. ...
  • Where has all the online activism post 26/11 disappeared? November 24, 2009

    New Delhi: When the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks happened last year (2008), the tremors also shook the virtual world. Filled with rage and a passion to set things right, people, especially youngsters, used the web world to create discussion forums and pledged not to let the carnage be forgotten. A...
  • Court orders Google to pay woman $2,847 as fine October 9, 2009

    Rio de Janeiro: A Brazilian judge has ordered Google to pay 5,000 reais ($2,847) to a woman for not removing offensive comments about her posted on the Orkut website. Judge Marco Aurelio Froes ruled in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday that the USbased company was liable because it did not remove...