Once known and famous for downloads, rarely used now and is full of viruses and spywares.
I had created the first community on orkut of this and is stil the biggest but is know dead.
Orkut is dead infact.
Screen shot of the community:
Current members : 3971
Social Networking sites was of great curiosity to me in starting when I had joined it.. way back in 2004. I had joined college and got invite from a friend to join orkut.
I joined it and found it to be very interesting. Initially especially 2-3 months I used to spend lot of time on orkut.. exploring all the features of it. Joined many communities. The communities grew to thousand to thousands to lakh.
Seeing the size of the community on orkut Inspired if “What If i have this community ?” In Late 2005 I started working on some technique in getting the communities. I came with a easy solution –> Phishing. Its illegal I know. Orkut security being quite weak back then (no mods no notification on community transfer,etc..).
From End of 2005-2006. Around 1000 communities where hacked , not to mention the thousands of profile credentials. The technique made my used was spreading like virus. There was strong action taken by orkut and I did lost many communities but managed to retain back till now By the end of 2006 I stopped doing this as there could be lot of legal issue arising.
What i did was just 1 %. There where gurus who used Nukes,DB INjection etc to hack communities. I never did R&D on this and left this as the communities did not mean so much afterall.
I was right back then, Orkut is dead. People have migrated to FB as I had predicted in 2007.
Recently, I have been receiving lots of friends request on orkut. Thanks to their feature – Friends suggested. This is calculated on the basis of the mutual friends. The problem is already have over 400 hundred. This may sound nuts but I know each and event one of them personally. Though we might not be in touch
So many friends are there because I had schooling from SJS Shaktinagar then DPS Vindhyanagar then also webt for coaching in SSG, where many other schools student used to come. And there was college life, where I lived in hostel. I have 250+ friends from college due to this.
And now this orkut had added more to my woes by suggesting me as friend to other who don have me yet. Now to reject a friendship would mean saying no to them. And in case iI meet them in future, it will not be good experience. Lets see what happens. I reject of thoose, who I don remember.