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Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
14 years ago6,515 views

I predicted this, but somehow this isn't really what I want. I want a public personal landing page (like the Google account) with my google services. Like a link to picasa-web, my blog, my places, ....

Daniel Araujo [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

This sounds very cool. The Gtalk integration with Gmail is nice, but when you log on Orkut, you're usually just spending time. And chat is even a better way to keep in touch with friends. With Mr Schut suggestion, it will be even better. They could also integrate Google page creator with Orkut.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #


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DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

orkut registration is now open – for good this time I think too

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It's in the help page! help.orkut.com/support/bin/top ...

Teo Barcelona [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

man! this is very very cool!!!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I just got the notification in my profile- the link goes to orkut.com/GoogleTalkSignup.asp ...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I can confirm that Orkut registration is open for all. There's a link on the front page "Join Now".

I also noticed that logging in directly with your Google account will still ask you to link to an existing Orkut account and send you to the old 'you need to be invited screen'. So you have to use the Join Now button.

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It works for me:


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Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I got the Gtalk/Orkut thing now. Did the Orkut theme come when I joined the services or did I download it (a.k.a. has any one else got it). Do you need GTalk installed for it to work or is it embeded like in Gmail?

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32: The Orkut theme was in GTalk since version 1.0.0.99 or 98. You need GTalk to use it, the chat feature it's not (yet) embedded in Orkut.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Remember other services like writely opened up for registration before they redisigned it-- i hope orkut will be redisigned too, I'm sure it will. I hope they intergrate at least some of this--
Blogger (for blogs), Google Video (for videos), GTalk (for chat), Music Search and Music Tends (to be able to keep a list of artists, albums, etc that you like), Movie Search (to do the same for movies), Books (also for the same thing but with books-- nobody ever has anything that rates book and gives recommendations!), Page Creator (to personalize profile pages, group pages, etc), Maps (already integrated for friends map but could also be used with Dodgeball), Calendar (self-explanitory), Picasa Web Albums (for pictures or a link), Dodgeball.com (to connect friends through the real world), and a new interface that is clean, simple, not hideous like it is right now, and lets you search anything easily, messages, groups, people, blogs (when integrated), and anything else. Also, to be able to search things that are people-specific would be amazgin too, for example being able to search through your friends, or someone else's friends, or your groups, blog, videos, music, calendar, or someone elses'

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Just checked my (supposedly) merged contacts in GTalk. all @Gmail.com addresses have merged successfully. But for @Googlemail.com Addresses I now have two entries, one for each extension.

I think orkut must assume that every one has the @Gmail.com extension. Google should realy do something about this, it's OK for me, hardly anyone I know uses it, but imagine 100s of contacts twice in GTalk!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is reassuring to me that when Orkut's new design is released that it will be merged with dodgeball.com – googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006 ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

official coverage on the official google blog googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/1 ...

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic: And on Google Talkabout...
googletalk.blogspot.com/2006/1 ...

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