Google Preparing To Put Applications On Orkut

By: Doug Caverly - February 12, 2008

As with pretty much every tweak made to the social network, we’re not sure this will get much attention in the U.S.  People in other countries may be interested, however, as starting this month, social applications will become available to Orkut users.

Want to get one of your own in front of their eyes?  Better act fast – submissions for completed applications are due by February 15th.  And as that’s a short deadline that clashes with Valentine’s Day, we’ll once again note that OpenSocial developers courting American audiences may not stand to gain much.Google Preparing To Put Applications On Orkut

Also, we’re not too sure what sort of apps Google will allow on Orkut, or how users will respond as a result.  The social network’s official blog has frequently made pleas to "keep Orkut beautiful," and zombies and tossed sheep have tended to have the opposite effect on Facebook.

Still, developers with a wider target than America in mind could benefit quite a bit, since Google’s apparently counting on growth to occur as a result of the applications.  On the Official Google Blog, Amar Gandhi stated, "We’ll start ramping up to more than 50 million people over the next few weeks."

So some dates may get cancelled after all.  And on one last time-related note: we’ll bring updates if and when Google gets more specific about the applications’ availability.

Doug Caverly

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  • Guest

    Ive been a victimization of impersonation,pornography , misuse of my pics and public harassments on orkut for last 10 weeks now. Ive repeatedly addressed orkut admin for my problem. my countless impersonationshave been removed .but criminals behind me are scot free. I feel so helpless. they run a mafia gang , they are involved in all kinds of individula and public harasssments n illegal activities .based on proofs orkut deleted thier community  HMG 6 times uptil now but they keep coming back .currently they r runing mafia with 5 communities on hand. kindly take notice of such crimes.

    once proved n removed such criminal communities shouldnt be allowed back on orkut