I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.



Friday, May 11, 2007

The Story Behind Orkut



A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident....

but the gal's name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy


grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!.

He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a


software where he could search for his gf through the web..


Things went as planned...


n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!


It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a

word with this guy n took over this application,


This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year,

which we today know as ORKUT .


The guy's name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN . Yes its named after him . Today he

is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is


expected to b the richest person by 2009.

ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to


monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day &


about 85,000 scraps!!!

Some other Cool Facts about this guy:


* He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.

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He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.

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He gets $8 when your friend's friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if

anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.

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He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.

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He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.

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He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.

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He gets $2 when you become somebody's fan.

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He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.

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He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.

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He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.

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He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend's scrap-book & $0.5 every time
you view your friend's friend-list.

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