Infographic: Requiem For Orkut As Google Pulls The Plug
Tomorrow, Google will shut down Orkut, its first attempt at a social network. Launched in January 2004 — a month before Facebook — and named after its creator, Google engineer Orkut Büyükkökten, Orkut was very popular in India and Brazil; especially, Brazil where it was the dominant social network until Facebook finally surpassed it in January 2012.
Google, of course, switched its attention to Google+ in 2011, leaving Orkut to largely fend for itself, and in June decided to pull the plug on September 30. (Orkut users will be able to download their data and content until September 2016.)
As Orkut slips into the final resting place for defunct social networks, here’s a highlight reel infographic to remember it by, created by the folks at Dublin-based video production and marketing company One Productions:
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