Google is shutting down Orkut, company’s first social networking platform today

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). – Orkut, Google’s first social network platform, is shutting down today. A news regarding this was published three months back, Google is going to close down Orkut on September 30 to concentrate on its other social networking initiatives.

Orkut was unveiled ten years back yet has neglected to put Google ahead in what has turned into one of the Web’s most well-known organizations.

Orkut, which was utilized as a part of Brazil and India, was made available ahead of schedule in 2004 – that year that Facebook, now the world’s No.1 social network, was established.

After Orkut close down today, you will not carry an ability to log into Orkut, you will not have the ability to export your photograph collections to Google+, applications, APIs, and game / applications will never again be accessible and open groups will be spared in a freely visible Community Archive.

“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 bid Orkut farewell,” Google said in a post on the Orkut blog.

Orkut shutdown comes as Google’s long-term informal social networking goals remain yet another surprise. In April, Vic Gundotra, the leader of Google’s social network, left the organization. He supervised the 2011 introduction to Google+, a social network similar to Facebook.

Google has progressively tried to position Google+ less as a social networking “stream” that contends with Facebook, and all the more as a method for building a brought together “user identity” framework in order to enhance Google’s different Web properties.

A year ago, Google started obliging users of its YouTube site to sign in with their Google+ profile before posting comments on and about videos.

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