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How to turn off Buzz in Gmail?

February 11, 2010 3 comments

Everyone have just started using Google buzz and many are still to contemplate it. Still the WebMonkey want to tell you about how to turn OFF the google buzz. So if you haven’t liked de BUZZZZZes in gmail, just follow the steps given below.
1. Login to GMAIL
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
3. Click the ‘Turn off Buzz’ link

Turning off Google Buzz

Now what if you want the Google Buzz back. Just click the ‘ Turn on Buzz ‘ link at the bottom.

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People Hopper : Morphing Application in Orkut

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

On February 4th,2010 orkut launched a new app called ‘People Hopper’. It lets you take your profile image and “morph” it into your friend’s photo.

Given two images, it hops across millions of public images in orkut so that one image is smoothly transformed into another. No computer graphics tricks are used and every image along the transition comes from real orkut users.

Try People Hopper at here

For more information visit Orkut blog

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Orkut to borrow some features from gmail, facebook and twitter

October 17, 2009 3 comments

Orkut is a social networking service owned by Google. Although Orkut is less popular in US and other western countries, it is one of the most visited site in India and Brazil. 49.83% of its users are from Brazil, followed by India which has 17.51% orkut users. In fact, over the past few months, Orkut has been seeing a dip in traffic both in India and in Brazil while at the same time, Facebook growing rather fast in both these traditional Orkut strongholds. The quote ‘ You begin the social networking with Orkut and switch to Facebook when you get matured’ , seems to be true.

Video and voice chat

Most of you might have used video chat of gmail. A similar tool will be soon introduced in Orkut. For using this cool feature you just need a webcam on your computer and a small plugin installed in your system. The plugin is the same as that of Google voice and video chat, which you can download from the below link.

http://www.google.com/chat/video?hl=en

Microblog by Status updates

Rumours have been spreading like anything that  ‘ Orkut will soon feature an option similar to Twitter-like updates and Facebook Status updates’ . It is believed that the Orkut team in Brazil is working on this feature and is hoped to change the old classic looks of Orkut. The following is the screenshot that have been rumuored to be spotted in Brazil.

Group Chat

It is another much hyped feature from Orkut.  Orkut also have announced that soon the chat feature will be available to non-google clients in orkut including yahoo, rediff, etc.

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