RIP Orkut! Grab This Last Chance to Preserve Your Important Data

BANGALORE: If you took a birth in the early 90’s then probably the first social networking site where you might have made your account was ‘Orkut’. On June 30, 2014, Google announced it will be closing Orkut on September 30, 2014. The growing popularity of Facebook, Twitter and social media websites like Pinterest marked the downfall of Orkut.

Orkut was a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google. The service was designed in 2004 to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website was named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Buyukkokten.

Google engineering director Paul Golgher said in a blog post: "Over the past decade, 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, we've decided to bid Orkut farewell. Orkut was the result of a 20 percent project in which Google workers got to spend a fifth of their time on ideas not necessarily related to their job responsibilities," reports? Give credit to the website you took this quote.

Google said it would preserve an archive of all Orkut communities that will be available from September 30. Here are the ways you could preserve your important data on Orkut.

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