Google will shut down Orkut on September 30

Google to shut its social networking site, Orkut. This service was launched 10 years ago but it gradually lost to websites like Facebook and Twitter. Both, Orkut and Facebook were launched in 2004.

“Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut’s growth, we’ve decided to bid Orkut farewell,” said Google in a blog post.

The company said it would preserve an archive of all Orkut “communities” that will be available from September 30.

 “If you don’t want your posts or name to be included in the community archive, you can remove Orkut permanently from your Google account,” Google said.

The website has stopped accepting new sign-ups.

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