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Orkut is 4 today

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, January 24, 2008
16 years ago7,864 views

Blog post here:
http://en.blog.orkut.com/2008/01/orkut-at-4.html

Birthday logo:
https://img1.orkut.com/img/doodle/orkut_birthday_2008.png

<< You may have noticed that the orkut logo looked a little different when you signed in today – and if the four candles on the cake didn't give it away already, it's our fourth birthday. That's right, 4/5ths of a decade ago, orkut launched. >>

Erm, isn't 4/5th of a decade 8 years?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I thought so too.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

<< Erm, isn't 4/5th of a decade 8 years? >>

Lol well spotted – quite funny considering they tried to be clever.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

for me http://blog.orkut.com/ is working but http://en.blog.orkut.com/ is not

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

http://www.google.com/search?q=4%2F5+of+a+decade

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

On the Portuguese version of the blog, it's "2/5th of a decade". There is a typo in the English translation.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It didn't say that earlier. They must have just changed it in the last hour or two! (They've updated the English version too now.)

Check this, you'll see it in the snippets:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:blog.orkut.com+%22it%27s+our+fourth+birthday%22+OR+%22hoje+%C3%A9+o+nosso+quarto+anivers%C3%A1rio%22&filter=0

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I alerted blog post author Natalie of this thread and she said yikes, and that she'd change it...

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It's been changed. Crisis averted :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Familiar from somewhere?
http://aycu13.webshots.com/image/43012/2004992458797853304_rs.jpg

(Yes it's from Google Talk..)

Google is running short on designers?!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

And if i'm not mistaken, the confetti is taken from the 2008 logo:
(Or at least some of it)

http://blogoscoped.com/files/google-logo-january-2008.png

(The upper confetti)

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Only four years old? That cheers me up. Maybe in another four years' time it will be radically improved and everyone will be using it – including me – and not just Brazilians.

I just get depressed every time I feel forced to use something online not by Google. Facebook, for instance . . .

DPic [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It makes me sad that Facebook looks and feels more "Googley" than Orkut. Orkut sucks.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Good pick David!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Thanks Tom..

I just knew i saw these balloons somewhere..

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I just post an article on Zorgloob about it, thanks again.
PS: the colors of the hat have been doctored.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Yeah i know...
But it's the same hat... :/

(Well, at least they did something)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

BTW,
Can you provide a link Tom? :)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I am not Tom, but ehh, here's the link :)
http://www.zorgloob.com/2008/01/comment-crer-un-logo-google.asp

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Thanks :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Excellent article Tom! :D

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

oh oh, look that:
http://www.google.com/logos/5th_birthday.gif

(via Frère Jacques)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Yeah i saw it too in the comments.

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