Orkut Founder Launches Social Networking Site Again In India, Named Hello
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Orkut, a social networking website owned and operated by Google was founded in January 24, 2004 by the name of its founder Orkut Buyukkokten. The service was designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. It was the social networking multilingual website available in 45 languages.
During 2008, Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil and in the same year Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte.
But in mid of 2014, On June 30, Google announced to close Orkut on September 30, 2014 so no new accounts could be created starting from July 2014. This was the unhappy announcement for the social networking site Orkut users at that moment worldwide.
Now the Orkut founder and CEO of Hello Network, Inc., Orkut Buyukkokten, coming up again with the new layout for the social network platform and named it Hello which is launched in India.
The hello app is built specifically for the new mobile-generation and brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagements.
Built particularly for the new mobile generation, “Hello” brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagement, the company said in a statement.
“We designed ‘Hello’ to help you make connections in the real world. It’s a social network built on loves not likes, and I’m delighted to say ‘Hello’ to India once again,” said Buyukkokten, now the CEO of San Francisco-based Hello Network Inc.
The app, currently available in Brazil with nearly one million downloads, was in the beta test mode in India for the past several months.
“Today’s online networks force people to treat each other totally differently from how they would behave face-to-face. Technology should help us become more understanding, more optimistic, kinder and better people,” the Orkut founder added.
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