Google Is Shutting Down Orkut, Its First Social Network, On September 30

by Martin Beck
Google announced today that it is shutting down its first social network, Orkut, on September 30. , launched in 2004 and named after Google engineer Orkut Büyükkökten, who created it, was very popular in Brazil, where for years it was the leading social network. Facebook finally surpassed it the country in January 2012. was also heavily used in India, but never gained traction in the U.S.Read the full article