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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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