Google To Shut Down Orkut Next Month End

Orkut, Google’s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago. 

Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is very popular in India and Brazil, on September 30. 

The service, however, did not do so well in other parts of the world and lost sheen to rivals like Facebook. 

Orkut, which popularised posts or “scraps” between friends, did not disclose the number of users on the website. 

However, according to its website about 50.6 per cent of its users were from Brazil. Another 20.44 per cent came from India, while the US and Pakistan accounted for 17.78 per cent and 0.86 per cent, respectively.

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