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Truth behind ORKUT!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by deluxdon, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. deluxdon

    deluxdon New Member Webmaster

    A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident....

    but the gal's name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20's, achievement in itself!!.

    He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web..

    Things went as planned...

    n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!

    It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy n took over this application,

    This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year,

    which we today know as ORKUT.

    The guy's name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN. Yes its named after him only. Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.

    ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!

    Some other Cool Facts abt this guy:

    * He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.
    * He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.
    * He gets $8 when your friend's friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.
    * He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.
    * He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.
    * He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.
    * He gets $2 when you become somebody's fan.
    * He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
    * He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.
    * He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.
    * He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend's scrap-book & $0.5 every time you view your friend's friend-list.

    Got above information through email from one of my friend so think to share it with you.

  2. arora

    arora New Member Webmaster

    Think you have been April Fooled mate! Belated though! :yes:
  3. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    orkut was started by Orkut Buyukkokten and Tyler Ziemann who were students at Stanford University. They actually set up Club Nexus, which was a social networking site purely for Stanford Students. Standford university own a HUGE chunk of Google (and still do), Orkut left Stanford and went to work for Google, so work the rest out for yourself ;) Oh & I was one of the first members on Orkut when it was a Google invite only social network :D
  4. dman_2007

    dman_2007 Guest

    Billion dollar profit, no way. Even facebook which is a mammoth in comparison is barely profitable.
  5. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    orkut can't really make money, in the early years there wasn't even adsense on there, it was a PURE social netowrk invite only by Google.

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