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03 February 2006

Orkut

It seems that the social networks are one of the hypes of these days. A social network is an online community that connects people through a network of trusted friends. One of the well known social networks is hi5. And of course, Google has decided to enter that field by Orkut, which is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. But Orkut is somehow different than hi5, sms.ac, Friendster, Yahoo! 360º, as you have to be invited in order to join it. May be it is still a beta version, so they decided to limit the number of people to join it like what they have done with Gmail. So I have to wait for an invitation in order to join and try it. Finally, I want to know what attracts those companies like Google and Yahoo to such think, is it only the Ads, or do they collect data about people behavior online as well. Orkut: https://www.orkut.com/ Tags: , ,