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GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

Sunday, September 2, 2007
15 years ago7,143 views

I was wondering if you had news about Googe Fensi coming to English
Do you think the recent Orkut update means that Google will stick to Orkut in the USA or Europe?

i'm really looking for a more Googlish Social network because any current services are either porn/scam places like Orkut or stuffed with useless Facebook or specialized in a particular domain like LinkedIn...

Yahoo 360 look good if only it was not so buggy for me but it's just plain and simple

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Yes, eventually the Google questions & answers service will make it's way to english.

Yeah Google will stick to Orkut. Who said they were planning on getting rid of it?

Orkut is Google's social networking website. It will continue to improve over time (less spam, better features)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

You sound a lot like a PR guy from Google... :P

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

15 years ago #

Well I was just think that they could come up with a more googlish thing. I mean. Orkut is ok but how come they do not replace the communities with the google groups?

A mix of blogger, youtube, picasa, gtalk or even google shared bookmarks could be a killer place...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Because Blogger, Google Video, Picasa, Gtalk, are already integrated with Orkut. Orkut can take feeds from anywhere for instance here is my Picasa Web Album on Orkut
Here is my blog through Orkut
You can even add any feed you like, for instance one from Flikr, or any other feed.
Here are my favorite videos on Google Video and YouTube on Orkut
And as you can see, if you look at my profile, Google Talk and Orkut are integrated my chat status and your options to start communicating with me are displayed right below my profile picture.

Orkut admittedly isn't very Googlesh....yet. There is the spam problem and the website isn't exactly mindblowing in any aspect (features, interface, etc) but i assure you now that the new look is out we'll start to see them roll out new features.

I don't see how replacing Orkut communities would be beneficial...

I would like to see more features that could be taken from other Google products though. For instance, customizing the page layouts and colors of your profile and owned communities using features similar to Google Page Creator, maybe using Google Calendar to manage all those events that spread around Orkut, i would even love to be able to create photo albums on Orkut but simply combining all of Google's products under Orkut or having a separate google service for everything (blogger, video, picasa) in Orkut would be...chaotic.

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