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Indians Say Goodbye To Orkut, Reluctantly

Written by Rezwan On 12 July 2014 @ 15:57 pm | 1 Comment

In Digital Activism, English, History, India, Quick Reads, South Asia, Technology

Indian users are reacting to the impending demise [1] of Google's Orkut social networking platform. Orkut is the oldest citizen media site Indians used and around 20% of Orkut’s users [2] today are from India.

Vinaya Naidu [3] at Lighthouse Insights compiles some of the users’ comments on the end of Orkut:

Priya Mittal was able to find her first childhood classmate via Orkut, which “felt like a miracle then.”

Avid biker Vishal Kataria: “It took me a while to leave Orkut and switch to Facebook because I got attached to it. Somehow, that feeling has never occurred for Facebook.”


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[1] impending demise: http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/GAD-rip-orkut-how-india-s-first-social-networking-site-died-a-slow-and-painful-death-4665539-NOR.html

[2] 20% of Orkut’s users: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/07/01/india-bids-farewell-to-its-beloved-orkut/

[3] Vinaya Naidu: http://lighthouseinsights.in/remembering-orkut-readers-share-their-orkut-stories.html/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=remembering-orkut-readers-share-their-orkut-stories

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