Who is Orkut ?
Orkut was a social networking website owned and operated by Google. The service was designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website was named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten.
Orkut was found on January 24, 2004, and after 12 years later is was dissolved on September 30, 2014
what’s the reason to shut down Orkut social network ?
Orkut has launched a decade ago but has failed to put Google ahead in what has become one of the Web’s most popular businesses. The company declined to say how many users Orkut has. “Over the past decade, Facebook,YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut’s growth, and decided to bid Orkut farewell.”
Orkut is widely used in Brazil and India but hasn’t caught on more broadly that’s why Google is closing Orkut’s doors on 30 September 2014.
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You can also save your Orkut profile, scraps, testimonials, and community posts to your computer using Google Takeout
How to access Orkut account ? Is it Possible ?
Probably No! you cannot access the Orkut account but Users can download their profile archive by Google Takeout. Throughout this, he can view his profile data from his System drive by opening the file in the browser (.html extension). When you download the Orkut archive from Google Takeout .zip file is downloaded into your system. Just extract it and open the folder select Orkut to go to profile folder then drag the index.html file into your browser and your Orkut account will pop-out. From there, you can access the things like ‘my updates’, ‘profile data ‘, ‘scraps’, ‘videos’, ‘testimonials’, ‘topics’ and can view the Friends list(names of friends with profile Pictures) and the community posts and photos exported using Google Takeout until September 2016.