2 Dec 2007

Orkuting - an evolving trend

"Orkuting" is the latest trend coming up with today's youth. There was a time when people were crazy about Mobiles and SMSes, gadgets and online messengers. In today's world, people rather prefer to be connected online rather than just getting connected via SMS or online chats. People want to have the real-time feeling rather then being just another person on this planet. Who does not know about Orkut today? Even if he doesn't access internet, he probably have heard about it from friends who already have. Today the fashion is orkuting, or scrapping on the orkut. Orkut is a well known social networking site.

What is a social networking service?
Social network service focuses on the building and verifying of online social networks for communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others, and which necessitates the use of software.Most social network services are primarily web based and provide a collection of various ways for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups, and so on.The main types of social networking services are those which contain directories of some categories (such as former classmates), means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages), and recommender systems linked to trust. Popular methods now combine many of these, with Myspace, Bebo and Facebook being the mostly widely used in this field.

orkut makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for romantic connections or establish new business contacts. You can also create and join a wide variety of online communities to discuss current events, reconnect with old school mates or even exchange your favorite recipes.Who you interact with is entirely up to you. Before getting to know an orkut member, you can read their profile and even see how they're connected to you through the friends network.To join orkut, simply sign in with your Google Account and you can begin to create your own profile right away.

Countrywise use:

Brazil 53.52%

United States 18.08%

India 15.83%

Latest news:

Indian defence services have decided to put a check on Orkut to avoid data leakage from within the defence services to other parts of the world. This has been deliberately taken with due consideration of the increasing use of social networking services like orkut in India.

Courtesy: Wikipedia



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