Me and my net
by Anoop kumar singh
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Story about ORKUT
Dear Friends,

Today Everybody becoming a member of a ORKUT by so many means. . How many of you know the true story behind ORKUT. Some of us know the story but it's fake. How many of know about the founder. There are some rumor that he is being paid huge some for the things we do but it's fake. Read along to know what's fake & what's not

The Fake Story....

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. 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!!!

Here is the true story:-
"Orkut is an online trusted community Web site designed for friends. The main goal of our service is to make the social life of yourself and your friends more active and stimulating, " according to the Web site, which states that the service is "in affiliation with Google."Orkut was launched on January 22, 2004 ,Thursday. The service sent out thousands of invitations to welcome individuals by Google when orkut was started , Google became interested in owning a social-networking service.When its $30 million offer to buy Friendster was spurned, it wanted a social networking site of it's own.Buyukkokten, a computer science doctoral candidate at Stanford University before joining Google had all ready built one for Affinity Engines(AEI) called inCircle. Buyukkokten, was working on user interface design for Google. He decided to build this site as the independent project ,the outgrowth of a company policy whereby engineers can spend 20% of their time working on personal interests.(contd. the below site)Buyukkokten, with the help of a few other engineers, developed this site out of his passion for social networking services & Googles needs. This new site was extremely similar to the earlier one ,inCircle which he had build for AEI. It also had the same 9 bugs as that of inCircle. Google decided to name it after hiM. So it was called ORKUT.COM., as Buyukkokten was tough to spell/speak.AEI Filed a suit against Google but Google shrugged off All the allegations. Despite all this and Some allegations by Overture ,Orkut became a huge success. ( the below site)
For the full story & more info about him visit

Some more info that is fake Some other Cool Facts about 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 some body's fan.
* He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
* He even gets $1 every time you log out 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.

orkut is owned by Google. ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN is paid his normal salary + a small amount of profit (less than 10 %). not so much AS mentioned ABOVE.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
nice dicovery dear