Google Shuts Down Orkut On September 30th

Google decides to shut Orkut, the most popular social networking website conceived and launched years before Facebook. A Google official told that Orkut will be closed by September 30th this year. Google is planning to focus on its popular and lucrative services such as blogger, YouTube and Google+.
Orkut, the first social network of its kind, was very popular among youth at that time. After Brazil, India had the biggest population of orkut users. But Orkut’s fate took a dive when Facebook entered into the social networking arena. With a range of innovative features and new socializing ideas in place, Facebook attracted huge user base that was earlier with Orkut.

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