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64 comments

Hey, cool! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707172)

Orkut's stil a thing, huh?

Re:Hey, cool! (4, Informative)

ronocdh (906309) | about 3 years ago | (#36707202)

More or less the thing for social networking in places like Brazil and India.

Re:Hey, cool! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707242)

I don't know anything about Orkut, but I know one thing about Brazil. And that one thing is: hairless pussy. yummy!

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707382)

Funnily enough: "Orkut" is a finnish word (probably by coincidence). It is plural, definite form (?) of "orkku", which is a shortened, colloquialism of the word "orgasmi".

In other words: "Orkut" means "the orgasms".

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Macrat (638047) | about 3 years ago | (#36707444)

In other words: "Orkut" means "the orgasms".

I wonder what the people in the town of Orkutt, California think of that. :-)

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Luckyo (1726890) | about 3 years ago | (#36707488)

If I were them, I'd advertise on it and open a whole lot of bordellos and make it a capital of paid sex and porn. "Your orgasms, with two T's!"

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36711250)

It's spelled Orcutt idiot.

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 3 years ago | (#36707936)

Funnily enough: "Orkut" is a finnish word (probably by coincidence). It is plural, definite form (?) of "orkku", which is a shortened, colloquialism of the word "orgasmi".

What does that have to do with shaved pussy?

I would mod you "offtopic" if I could.

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707608)

I like my women to not look like they're 13, tyvm.

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Sperbels (1008585) | about 3 years ago | (#36707720)

So you like them to have hairy legs, armpits, and upper lips as well?

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708370)

I prefer women with hairy legs, hairy armpits, hairy backs, facial hair, and, most importantly, a nice big penis.

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Sperbels (1008585) | about 3 years ago | (#36708866)

And a unibrow?

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708094)

More hot pussy for me. I hope you enjoy dingleberries with your furburger.

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36709050)

you prefer your women look like 13 year old boys? faggot.

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707694)

Sorry for places like Brazil and India.

Re:Hey, cool! (2)

kai_hiwatari (1642285) | about 3 years ago | (#36707708)

Not in India anymore. I do not know anyone who still uses orkut. Everyone has moved to Facebook.

Re:Hey, cool! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707804)

As an Indian, I can confirm: most people have indeed moved to Facebook.

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36715112)

Yes, I did notice a Googol of new members whose last name is Patel....

Re:Hey, cool! (4, Informative)

mentus (775129) | about 3 years ago | (#36707878)

Almost the same applies to Brazil. Most of the older users have moved to Facebook. Orkut is now a niche for pre-teens. Some of them curiously do not even use e-mail anymore, and communicate using 'orkut testimonials' (yeah, very stupid, I know). Orkut even implemented a longer type of direct message but the old usage lingers. It was funny from time to time seeing very private messages that were sent as testimonials being 'accepted' and shown to everyone on their profiles (bank account PINs, telephone numbers, private details of intimate encounters...) . The rule was to add a text to the beginning "do not accept the testimonial" apparently it not always worked.

Re:Hey, cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36709914)

Poor design on google's part, just like the viruses and overuse of admin users on windows are poor design on microsoft's part.

hue hue hue hue (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707192)

If that's the case then Google+ is going to be a major failure because everyone is going to get shitspam from Brazilians who are more of a disruptive influence.

Or perhaps maybe Google will implement automatic translation on their pages.

Either way I still have Facebook that's locked up tighter than your mom's cunts and don't need more of my dopey shit floating out in the wild.

Re:hue hue hue hue (1)

zill (1690130) | about 3 years ago | (#36707278)

If that's the case then Google+ is going to be a major failure because everyone is going to get shitspam from Brazilians...

Slashdot seems to be doing quite well still, despite all the shitspam from racist bigots.

Re:hue hue hue hue (1)

vbraga (228124) | about 3 years ago | (#36707310)

Bah, I'm Brazilian and I also can't stand Orkut due to the amount of Brazilian-generated shitspam. It's not really racism but more just a statement of fact.

Re:hue hue hue hue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707348)

Brazilians are not a race. They are a nation and to a lesser extent, a culture. Not all cultures are equally worthy of respect. Brazilians as a whole are a scourge on the internet. They swarm like locusts to their chosen target, take it over and drive out every other culture. Pretty much the antithesis of what the internet is. I've never seen a large group of Brazilians coexist peacefully with any other group. If you want to accuse anyone of racism, start with those xenophobes.

Re:hue hue hue hue (2)

Luckyo (1726890) | about 3 years ago | (#36707510)

So I take you've never met:

Russians
Indians
Chinese
Japanese
Italians (ugggh)
Danish (uggggggh)

I urge you to try out any World of Warcraft European server that's not majorly english, like Xavius-EU (majorly italian) or any similar one - there are many out there. You'll see that essentially every nationality likes to drive others "out" and make their server/community into their own nice walled garden, while actively hounding any outsider who tries to disturb them.

That's just basic human tribalism. Everyone is guilty of it on base level, even if certain cultures elevate it to be more acceptable then others.

Re:hue hue hue hue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707640)

WoW is exactly what I was thinking of. At least the Europeans you're talking about are using the servers designated for them. Brazilians refuse to use the Latin American servers because they would have to associate with Spansh speakers. Apparently invading the North American servers is a better idea. I guess the rest of Latin America stopped putting up with their crap or something.

The Quebec French have some pretty large enclaves on North American servers too. The majority on a few servers. The difference is that they belong there and they seem to recognize that they have to coexist with Engish speakers.

Re:hue hue hue hue (1)

retroworks (652802) | about 3 years ago | (#36708520)

But it is the weakest in the majority who hound the outsiders. It is not "tribalism" as much as "alpha-dog-ism". It is easier to gain acceptance at the top of the tribe than at the bottom.

Re:hue hue hue hue (1)

PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) | about 3 years ago | (#36709226)

I urge you to try out any World of Warcraft European server that's not majorly english, like Xavius-EU (majorly italian) or any similar one - there are many out there. You'll see that essentially every nationality likes to drive others "out" and make their server/community into their own nice walled garden, while actively hounding any outsider who tries to disturb them. That's just basic human tribalism. Everyone is guilty of it on base level, even if certain cultures elevate it to be more acceptable then others.

... Try out any WoW server that *is* english and try speaking anything BUT english. Sure, some people don't mind. But it doesn't take long for some stupid american to start telling you to "go back home", or "learn a real language".

Tribalism? I'm pretty sure the americans didn't invent it. But they've certainly perfected it ... on a micro level and on a macro level. Just look at all the BS wars the US is heading up.

Use it to develop and test federation APIs (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707208)

Google actually has a huge opportunity with Orkut already being a fully developed and separate network. Data liberation is great, but the real value in social networking is the connections, not just the content. Orkut could give them a testbed for a federation API that will let people network and share no matter what site they call home - and would send the message that Google wants to be the best at sharing by continuing to provide a superior experience, rather than by enticing users in and then keeping their network locked up as the service turns into another MySpace.

Re:Use it to develop and test federation APIs (1)

larry bagina (561269) | about 3 years ago | (#36707248)

It's too late to turn into another myspace, namely because it turned into another friendster years ago.

They will likely merge at some point in time (1)

Meshach (578918) | about 3 years ago | (#36707244)

The Orkut is used primarily in India and South America while the new tool is targeted to Europe and North America. But I cannot see Google maintaining two separate yet identical services for very long.

Re:They will likely merge at some point in time (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707290)

And then Google+ will be full of fucking Brazilians, lol.

Re:They will likely merge at some point in time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708738)

Not sure about Brazil. But India is all Facebook now. Orkut was big before Facebook. Now it's almost fully Facebook.

They will NEVER merge (2)

bircho (559727) | about 3 years ago | (#36707420)

I'm Brazilian. Orkut is still very popular here, but lost some space to facebook. A reason is that orkut is FULL of low-brow content. "Orkutization" is used as a verb to define the rise of low-brow content in a given service.

There's no way in hell Google is going to migrate all this.

Re:They will NEVER merge (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707448)

But most likely Google will have to integrate features (most likely the applications) into G+.

Re:They will NEVER merge (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | about 3 years ago | (#36707624)

More low-brow than Facebook? Wow...

Explain please... (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 3 years ago | (#36707882)

A reason is that orkut is FULL of low-brow content. "Orkutization" is used as a verb to define the rise of low-brow content in a given service.

Can you explain what you mean by "low-brow"?

Are we talking porn? Just uninteresting garbage? Spam?

Re:Explain please... (1)

TheTyrannyOfForcedRe (1186313) | about 3 years ago | (#36707920)

A reason is that orkut is FULL of low-brow content. "Orkutization" is used as a verb to define the rise of low-brow content in a given service.

Can you explain what you mean by "low-brow"?

Are we talking porn? Just uninteresting garbage? Spam?

Racism is big on Orkut.

Re:Explain please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708144)

Damn Orks

Re:Explain please... (1)

PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) | about 3 years ago | (#36709230)

Racism is big on Orkut.

Well, racism isn't immediately low brow. Unless you're one of *those* people who thinks it is, because you're unable to process information yourself, and require it spoon-fed to you by fox.

Re:Explain please... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707952)

A reason is that orkut is FULL of low-brow content. "Orkutization" is used as a verb to define the rise of low-brow content in a given service.

Can you explain what you mean by "low-brow"?

Are we talking porn? Just uninteresting garbage? Spam?

Actually, by "low-brow content" he means "poor people's content". He's just being elitist. When orkut started, it was kind of a high middle class thing, then the poorer people in Brazik started to join, until they became the majority of users. When that happened, the "cool" people started to migrate to Facebook. So, basically, orkut still has something like 80% of Brazilian social network users, but it's not a cool thing anymore, since it's full of poorer, "low-brow content generating" people...

Re:Explain please... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708574)

He's just being elitist.

Call him (or me for that matter - I'm brazilian too) however you want, but you can't deny the content these "poor people" produce have near-zero cultural or informative value. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. While the term "low-brow" may sound harsh or elitist, it just reflects the reality of the situation. I'm not saying those people should be denied access to the network though - to the contrary. To be honest, I think most of the whining about "stupid content on social networks" (from whatever source - I've seen americans complaining about stupid content from other americans on facebook, as I'm sure you've too) is overrated: Facebook, Orkut, whatever, they all provide tools for you to block or filter the content you're not interested in. You can't complain if you're just being lazy.

Re:Explain please... (1)

dodobh (65811) | about 3 years ago | (#36713104)

Eternal September.

Re:They will NEVER merge (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about 3 years ago | (#36708126)

A reason is that orkut is FULL of low-brow content.

Low brow content such as "virtual farming" and cat pictures with text added?

Good gravy! I can't imagine what that must be like!

Re:They will NEVER merge (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708338)

That's funny, the rest of the world uses "Orkutization" as a verb to mean, "overrun by fucking Brazilians." So actually I guess we use it the same way.

Re:They will NEVER merge (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36711300)

Wow, you Brazilians hate yourselves enough to give what you do to the Internet a name!

Millions of stale users? (1)

dindi (78034) | about 3 years ago | (#36707498)

Every time I hear about Orkut I log-in and check if my account still exists, if there is ANYTHING in there. Usually I see the friends' profiles with outdated images and 3 year old posts.

It makes me wonder whether the other tens of millions of users are also just stale accounts or if anyone is still using the service actively.

Re:Millions of stale users? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707550)

Orkut = Brazilians + Indians

Re:Millions of stale users? (1)

dindi (78034) | about 3 years ago | (#36708208)

Interesting, after logging in today after a long time I noticed, that I had a bunch of friend recommendations with Indian names... maybe you are right. Not sure if your comment is a little racist, or if Orkut really has that demography though....

Re:Millions of stale users? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36708796)

Not racist, it's a well known fact that Orkut's users are primarily from Brazil and India. Apparently India is mostly facebook now though.

The way I see it is they have one great option... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707780)

Make all 3 separate faces to the same thing.

Google Buzz : essentially just the wall aspect of communication.
Google+ : this is the Buzz plus more detailed social interaction.
Google Orkut (possibly a new name, Google Social?) : Google+ and the more advanced social networking featuresets, such as picture uploads, applications, etc.

They badly need to do this.
They actually have a seriously good chance of going up against Facebook with this. People are slowly beginning to hate Facebook.
They only use it because it is there and their friends are there.
Every half year, Facebook break a little more of their site and remove some really good features for god knows what reason. It is turning in to white clothing and no running the longer it lives. At some point accounts are going to start getting deleted for the sake of the servers!

But I know they will screw this up. Google SUCK with co-ordination, it is their biggest weak point.
There is too little help and resources behind some projects, some projects that actually DO need a lot of resources to be pulled off well enough. Look at Wave, Wave would have been brilliant, but it wasn't a focus point, it stagnated, too many people got on it, and it wasn't optimized and turned off so many people during the testing. They also tried to do too much at once. JavaScript, as good as it is now, is still terrible when it comes to working with thousands of DOM elements. There needs to be a simpler DOM system for basic objects that don't require 50 million different attributes. There is no reason not to have it. Something like XUL.
Sorry for the little ranting.

I hope I am wrong, I really do, but considering Orkut, Buzz, Wave.. they don't exactly have a good track record when it comes to large-scale services.
Gmail has been one of the few large-scale things that lasted, simply because they offered way more than anything else did.
And possibly because of the right timing, aka, luck.
If they fail at this, they seriously need to took a long hard look at the mirror and figure out what the hell they actually want.
The whole "personal project" thing they have going doesn't seem to be working well at all.

Re:The way I see it is they have one great option. (1)

PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) | about 3 years ago | (#36709238)

I hope I am wrong, I really do, but considering Orkut, Buzz, Wave.. they don't exactly have a good track record when it comes to large-scale services.

Yeah, look at the terrible job they did organizing teh interwebz. At least gmail isn't a large-scale operation, because I'd be sorely disappointed to find out that it sucks after all these years.

Interoperability (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36707792)

Google could try to tinker with the interoperability of the two sites.
So people don't have to choose between orkut and google plus.

Why not merge? (1)

casings (257363) | about 3 years ago | (#36707810)

I'd like to design a solution that merges the back ends allowing the use of either front end. If possible of course, I would need to examine closer.

That sounds like a fun project actually...

I hope they try it, if not I will be disappointed.

Integration of services (1)

gmuslera (3436) | about 3 years ago | (#36708020)

I would be surprised if they not. Google+ is something that feels incomplete yet, and some of the missing bits and ways of interaction could perfectly be provided by their other services, including orkut. And if they design this well (in the "dont do evil" sense) will be able to be as much integrated with services from other parties. Won't be surprised if more bits from Wave lands there, too.

I wonder how far they could go in that interaction. And how far they will end going thanks to regulations, security/privacy concerns, abuses of the system and goverrnments influence.

Ewwwww (2)

echusarcana (832151) | about 3 years ago | (#36708758)

Google+ is going to be a lot less cool if Brazil and India get invites before me.

Re:Ewwwww (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36709170)

And which precious country might you be from?

Re:Ewwwww (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | about 3 years ago | (#36709388)

Google+ is going to be a lot less cool if Brazil and India get invites before me.

Let me guess. You're in a hell-hole country like Myanmar or North Korea or Somalia or Zimbabwe.

Re:Ewwwww (1)

acid06 (917409) | about 3 years ago | (#36722748)

Well, I'm from Brazil and I'm in from day one. So, yeah, consider it uncool, then. ;-)

Buzz (1)

DerekLyons (302214) | about 3 years ago | (#36709076)

What I find odd is that they haven't integrated Buzz.

Actually, what I find odd is that G+ is even *in* beta. It's basically Buzz with extra (and not entirely intuitive) privacy features, a slapdash news search system, and a chatroom loosely hung together.

A Facebook killer it isn't.

Re:Buzz (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36709378)

hehe, "buzz". Like a vibrator in your ass. mmm....

That reminds me . . . (1)

bedouin (248624) | about 3 years ago | (#36710058)

I've been meaning to delete my account for a while now.

Yes, Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36711226)

I hope they keep it open indefinitely to keep the trash Brazilians and their kind away from the rest of the Internet.

LOL Its still in beta (1)

Stan92057 (737634) | about 3 years ago | (#36711964)

LOL Its still in beta after 7 years LOL. And please link to the data that says they have tens of millions of user please
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