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Google’s “Black Sheep” – Orkut

August 17th, 2007 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · No Comments

Yakult - OrkutAccording to Alexa (which isn’t the most accurate thing in our planet :-), Orkut users are mainly Brazilian, leading with 71% share!!!, India with 13.2% in the honorable 2nd place, US goes 3rd with 3.3% and taking the 4th place is Pakistan (?) with only 2%…

I was really relieved to see that according to Google fight (which is the 2nd most accurate thing in our planet after alexa :-) Brazilian still like Football more than Orkut.

Loren Baker tried to explain the Orkut phenomena with: “Orkut sounds like Yakult or “iogurte” (yogurt)… Everyone drinks it in Brazil when they’re kids…” a.k.a. “Are you stupid?” – one of the amusing comments below his post…

Google’s “Black Sheep”:

So Google’s 3-year-old social network Orkut isn’t behaving according to the Google family expectation a.k.a. “why can’t you be more like your big sister Gmail?!”

Who knows… Maybe the new SocialStreem “treatment” (& Blogger integration) will help Orkut to grow-up and maybe it will only help it to grow-up in Brazil…

Tags: Google · Internet · Social Network

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