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Orkut-Let's catch up!!
I love meeting people both in person as well as through virtual world. I do connect my near and dear through chat but online social networking has been my real avenue for getting connected.
Orkut is a great site for social networking and has really come up a long way since its inception. You can meet and make new friends, search your old friends.
Signing up is really easy .You would need your email account and fill up a short profile page to get registered. I would insist on signing up with gmail ID if you have one for ease of operations although other IDs will let you sign in as well.
Once registered you can send friend requests to known friends as well as someone who would like to know. The online account management and profile setting is really excellent feature as you can set up your security setting and information exchange.
Orkut will allow you to upload photos, videos and chat. You can send scraps to friends and remain connected and exchange your opinions and views. It is really easy to use and you get addicted to it after sometime.
I love additional features like setting up invisible, visible profile, block users, report abuse and writing testimonials for friends you love and also play myriads of games and quizzes and challenging friends.
You might occasionally stumble while uploading photos or accessing someone's snaps and get server busy message but this can be undermined looking at the broader benefits offered.
Orkut is an online social networking community. You can meet and make friends, share photos, chat, and send messages. It is great to keep in touch with people who are close to your heart but far from your home.
I discovered Orkut when I first left India. Staying away from family and friends becomes difficult and because of Orkut I have always shared my views and photos.
To sign up to Orkut, you need to have a Google email account. Then you have to describe yourself in your profile so people can know you. If you are not keen on sharing, you can always block profile. You can send friend requests to someone who you know or to someone who might want to know. You can even make business contacts here. There are lots of communities and you can just join them- but usually to be a part you will have to send your request and the moderator usually responds with answer.
I met many of my friends from primary school with whom I had lost contact ever since I left that school- if you know one person then it's easy to tag others through them.
I find it a convenient way of sharing my photos to my friend and family who are distributed in various parts of the world. Unlike in sending it in emails, I don't have to remember or type their email ids- just upload photos or videos.
Leaving a note to your friend is called scrap and there is scrapbook. Unless you block it from other users, everyone can just view your profile or scrapbook. You can make such data available only to your friends. You can leave or get testimonials from people.
The home page of your Orkut usually consists of your profile's summary, your friends list and any updates from friends or friend requests. You also get birthday reminders of your friends.
It is a very good networking site.
Orkut is the website where we can easily connect with the whole world,make friends n could know about the all over worlds culture and traditions through our friends.
Orkut is the way to get connected to our friends. Like a best friend who is always in need is orkut. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith can join us on this site.
Actually orkut is a social networking site. It is alike a money that a man has he may win.
Many features of it know s us that how beneficial it is for us. The scrap book of our friends, different photo albums, videos and also fans of friends. Not only our friends, but even our friend's friend can watch our profile and know more about us.......
We can also write testimonials for our friends. Plus we can give a punch line as a heading in our profile and any pic which we want to show our near and dear ones.scrap book is a very good way to exchange our views n thoughts with our friends.and through testimonials we can easily show our feelings for our best friend.
As i told you, than you must be thinking that this site is only to share your things with everyone. But thats not true and it is also true. Come i telling you how. In this site to whom you want to share you can share with them only. In settings you can block and click the option only your friends than all your personnel details will be viewed by yours friends only.
We may recognised with this brief description that orkut is a type of club where we can get connected to our old and new friends any where in this world.
It is a best way to keep in touch.......!!!!!!!!!!!
There are websites that change ad set trends on the internet. Orkut is one of them which changed the way we look at social networking. Named after its creator, who is a Turkish engineer, orkut soon became the most popular social networking website.
Initially orkut was on invite only bases but it soon became open to everyone, which, as expected, led to a large number of users. Currently, there are some millions of members registered on orkut with Brazil on top with 53.82% of the total users and India to follow with 17.12% of the total users.
Once you sign in, the home page displays your picture, if you have uploaded any, on the top left of the page and your friends list on the top right, with communities below it.
Orkut has been making a lot of good changes and the process is going on. For example, initially, to reply a scrap, you would have to go the person's profile and then go to his/her scrapbook. But thanks to orkut's innovative programmers, now you can reply each scrap right from your scrap book. Another interesting feature is the profile viewers list which shows you who visited your profile. Obviously, this can be an issue for the privacy conscious, so you can turn it off from your settings.
Orkut has now added the applications functionality as well and you can add more functionality to your profile through these applications, just like facebook. As google now owns orkut, google talk and orkut now make the right combination of what you need for social networking.
Orkut, let me think from where should I start discussion regarding orkut. My lovely connecting site. Very easy to handle, understand & tackle it. Basically orkut is a networking community site where you can find your old friends, create new one and be in touch with your current friends. I prefer Orkut over facebook & hi5, because it's very easy to create your profile, edit profile & find your friends. you can share picture album with your friends & others if you want. You can message any body on the network, scrap your friends on your network. I am using orkut for last more than three years. I am enjoying it too much. Since than it changed a lot & introduced a lot of new fucntions. Like you can block you scrapbook to view for other than your friends. You can add videos from youtube. Block your album to view for non-friends. You can join yourself to any community, share your view with others on the community. You can also create your own community as well. It have a lot of mind blowing functions, you will definitely love them. The best thing in orkut is the simplysity & in comperison to facebook, where if you searching a friend than you can get access to only his/her profile picture & name, that's it. But in orkut you can view whole the profile which is available to view for public except a few thing which user blocked from viewing or accessing. In over all I rank Orkut best over facebook.
Orkut is a Social Networking website, and it is somewhat similar to Facebook, Myspace etc. Although I'm a part of both Orkut & Facebook i use Orkut everyday & Facebook twice or thrice in a week.
Orkut is a part of Google & was created by Orkut Buyukkoten a Turkish developer.
Here in UK Facebook is more popular then Orkut, but you will find most of the Facebook users on Orkut aswell.
Orkut is more popular in Brazil & Asia. it is the most visited site in Brazil & 2nd most visited in India.
Its almost 4 years now that i'm using Orkut, earlier it was just limited to join if you have got an invitation from a Orkut User. Like for the Gmail Account, but now anyone can register on Orkut you dont need any invitation.
If you have a Gmail account then you can login using the same login details of Orkut then you dont need to register, but if you want to use any other email account then you need to register first before using it.
Once you register then you can create your profile, put down all your interests, things about you, upload your photos, videos change your caption everytime you want to and so on.
You can also control the information about you, where you can show you personal, professional information to the other users, by giving access to your friends and no one else.
Orkut is different from Facebook in many ways, here anyone can view your profile, can send you a friend request, can look into your scraps. but you can control this by just allowing them to see you profile picture & your name rest you can hide from the visitors & only your friends can have a peep into your profile.
So its upto you if you want to accept any one friendship or not.
Orkut has good features, some of them are
Is where you leave message for each other, only one problem with this is you cannot leave any private message over here coz this scrapbook is accessible by everyone, although you can limit its view to only your friends visitors to your profiles wont be able to see your scraps. But if it has some disadvantage it has some advantage as well coz when you look into your friends scrap book you see all the scrap made to that person, so you can find some of your old friend with whom you can make contact.
The latest features of scrap book are that you can even send flash messages to anyone, or songs or videos in their scrap wish is good to wish someone on special occasion or dedicate a song.
You can also leave scarps in different languages, and i believe there are almost all the languages available.
Is where any one can make an be a part of other community, if you want to be a part of a community you just need to click on join & most of the time the owner of the community gives you access to join it. This feature helps you to come in contact with many friends. Community can be anything like your place, school, college so it helps you to get in touch with those people or friend of yours with whom you have lost contact and for me this is something important as its unites you with your old pals.
You can sort your friend list by, friends, good friends, family, haven't met an all. You can be a fan of any one which shows on their profile or even on your profile when some one is your profile, also you can say about whether the person is sexy, or trustworthy so its good.
Also you can add some one on your crush list and if the person also adds you on the crush list then both come to know about that they have crush on each other.
When your screen appears you can also see the details of profiles who visited your profile ad whose profile you visited, but if you dont want to know and let others know when you visit the profile then you can change and hide it in your settings option.
The other feature i like is it gives reminders of your friends birthdays so that you can wish them on time which for me is another good feature as i dont forgets my most of the friends birthdays as almost everyone is there on Orkut.
You can add your fav videos also, but videos should be either on Youtube or Google videos.
The recent feature they have added is whenever any of your friend makes any appearance change on their profile like their name change, or add any new photos or videos so it notifies you in the Updates section so that you can have a look at the updates & also whenever you make any change your friends also get notify.
Also it has a feature when you visit any other person or your friend profile it shows the mutual friends of you both. so you come to know all common friends that are there.
Also you can set up a poll and ask for your friends views.
Another feature which is there is whenever there is any festival, or new year, and you want to vish everyone in your friends list but you get tired or lazy to wish everyone then there are codes by which you cans send same message to everyone in one click which saves your time.
I just love using Orkut because it made my contact with all my friends with whom i lost contact, school friends college friends, so know i atleast how they are and what they doing these days.
And specially it helps me to be in touch with my friends when i'm here in UK & not back in India.
And Orkut everytime brings in new features to it so it makes it more fun to use it.
I Do recommend all of you to atleast give it a try, and i'm sure you will find most of your friends here to.
You can also find me Orkut and add me in your friend list, my profile id is M A J E E D. so hope to see you on Orkut.
Hope you all enjoy Orkutting.....
I have this review on CIAO under the same username.