The Story behind Orkut!!

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Everyone knows about orkut!! Does anyone know how it evolved?? Well, some may know about it. Some may not!! Here is the story on how it came into existence.

The founder of the Orkut community had a girlfriend during his young days. He once lost her in a train accident. He was lucky enough to be alive. His girlfriend's name was nowhere in the death list. This gave him hope and that made him search for her. He graduated as a software engineer. He created a community to search his girl. It took 3 years for him to find his love. The community had served its purpose and so he decided to close the community. But the CEO of GOOGLE, much interested with his community, made a contract with him. GOOGLE named the community as ORKUT, honoring his name. His name was ORKUT BUYUKKOKTEN .The community made a whopping sum of 1 billion dollars in its first year. And now it is one of the largest social communities in the world.

He earns for each activity a user does in the Orkut community!! Wish to know that?? Then here is the list!!

  • He earns $12, when someone registers in orkut.
  • He earns $9, for each scrap.
  • He earns $10, when someone adds the other as his/her friend. .
  • He earns $2.5, when you add someone to your hot-list.
  • He earns $8, when your friend's friend adds you to his list.
  • He earns $2, when somebody becomes your fan.
  • He earns $1.5, when you become a fan of somebody.
  • He earns $5, every time you visit your friend's scrapbook.
  • He earns $5, whenever you look into your friend's friend list.
  • He earns $200, for each picture added to your album.

Amazing is it?? He has a team to look after his orkut profile. A team of 13 people watch his scrapbook and a team of 8 people watch his friend's list. He normally receives a lakh scraps daily and thousands of friend requests.

True love is always gifted. :)

5 comments:

Freddy said...

thats very interesting!!!!

Vadi said...

Ya dude!! Just amazed with the money he earns!!!

vikku said...

A true LoVeTechStory....:P
God bls 'em...:)

Mystery S said...

This story is compelety fake.
Büyükkökten started working at Google in 2002. Orkut Büyükkökten developed Orkut.com, the 3rd largest social network in the world, as a 20% independent project while working at Google.

He does't get any money by profile creation, community creation, photo album or anything.

I am myself a web designer and developer. The source of income for orkut.com is by the ads it display.

Mystery S said...

This story is completely fake.
Büyükkökten started working at Google in 2002. Orkut Büyükkökten developed Orkut.com, the 3rd largest social network in the world, as a 20% independent project while working at Google.

He does't get any money by profile creation, community creation, photo album or anything.

I am myself a web designer and developer. The source of income for orkut.com is by the ads it display.

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