danah has finally posted her long awaited rant on Orkut. Orkut, in case you don't know, is the social networking site developed by a guy at Google. Orkut also means "orgasm" in Finnish. I've been through so many of these now that I'm playing around. When it's running, it's fast so I'm adding everyone I recognize, (I guess danah would call this "misbehaving") and trying to beat Marc Canter in my local game of "king of the mountain." Lucky for me, he's been thrown in jail. Orkut's kind of like... people surfing. As danah says, I do not yet know what I'm going to do when I get there, but I'm sure there'll be another toy to play with by then. ;-)

Joking aside, it's a nice interface and seems to aggregate a lot of features from other similar services, but I agree with danah's points.

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Sorry to bother you about that, but I'm very curious about Orkut and since is by invitation

only I was not able to join it yet... I'm from India, and I think it will take a very long

time to someone I know invite me... If it's not asking too much, please invite me!

Umesh
umesh@shaadi.com

Sorry to bother you about that, but I'm very curious about Orkut and since is by invitation

only I was not able to join it yet... I'm from India, and I think it will take a very long

time to someone I know invite me... If it's not asking too much, please invite me!

Umesh
umesh@shaadi.com

I don't really agree with Danah. Her points are valid one by one, but they're not constructive in an aggregate. It's damn hard trying to replicate human social networking. Let's see her try!

pls help with an invitation to orkut , ?

Any chance I can get an invitation?? Please email me one...

Please send me a invitation to orkut.

Thanks

hi. can anybody help me in giving a proxy addresses for orkut.. its blocked here in my hostel. plz

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