Yesterday, comScore put out a report on Facebook growth in Brazil, as the king of social networks finally surpassed Google’s Orkut in Brazil.
Interestingly enough, Google just announced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for Orkut. On the Orkut Blog, Google engineer Ralf Botchen writes:
With this version, you can access your friends’ profiles, scraps, updates, birthdays, and even take pictures and send it directly to your Orkut albums. As always, your feedback is very important so please send us your comments and help us make an even better Orkut for you.
Download the new Orkut app today and stay connected with your friends and family anytime, anywhere – and get an exclusive badge to personalize your Orkut profile!
Orkut doesn’t get a lot of attention here in the U.S., especially in light of Google’s later social offerings (of course Google+ these days), but while Google has shut down things like Google Wave and Google Buzz, Orkut has remained, with a strong user base in Brazil.
It will be interesting to see if Facebook makes Orkut irrelevant in that country .