In a latest release by the internet search giant Google, it is likely that it will shutdown its one of the first social networks Orkut by the end of September 2014.
Orkut will cease to exist after September this year, the company’s first social network which was launched 10 years ago in 2004. The social network was particularly very popular in India and Brazil, but could not do well in other parts of the world and ultimately lost its users to the rivals like Facebook. In India, Orkut wasn’t able to hold for long as it fell to Facebook in 2010.
However, it has not disclosed the number of active users of the website. Today, 50 percent of Orkut users are from Brazil, 20 percent from India and less than 18 percent are from the U.S.
On September 30, 2014, Orkut will be completely and officially shut down. After this, the users won’t be able to log in anymore, photo export to Google+ will be unavailable, and all the related APIs and tools will go down, too.
For those who have actually never used it, and would like to know what ORKUT was, sadly its too late now. As, the Sign-ups for new accounts have been disabled on the website.
Well, the decision is not surprising, as the website definitely looks a bit old now which still features the old google toolbar, so it’s obous that Google wants its users to move to Google+ instead.
Google says it wants to focus its “energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.”
RIP orkut, its the time, we hang on to Google Plus!