Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye Orkut!



I have heard a lot about Orkut and how people used to use it on a daily basis, it was pretty famous back then. I believe I have created an account back in 2008 and I have no idea what happened to it :p

Unfortunately, so many dear softwares are being shut down or deleted because of the technology and the new trends we are facing "which includes MSN, mIRC, ICQ, and many others." 

However, today we are saying goodbye to Orkut after 10 years of service. As it's going to officially shut down by September 30, 2014. 

A farewell message from google & Orkut to everyone out there.

"After ten years of sparking conversations and forging connections, we have decided that it's time for us to start saying goodbye to Orkut. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut's growth, we've decided to focus our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.
We will shut down Orkut on 30 September 2014. Until then, there will be no impact on you, so you may have time to manage the transition. You can export your profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout (available until September 2016). We are preserving an archive of all public communities, which will be available online from 30 September 2014. If you don't want your posts or name to be included in the community archive, you can remove Orkut permanently from your Google account. Please visit our Help Centre for any further details.
It's been a great 10 years, and we apologise to those of you still actively using the service. We hope that you will find other online communities to spark more conversations and build even more connections for the next decade and beyond."

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