October 2007

On the heels of Microsoft buying a stake in Facebook, I thought I’d create an account over at orkut, Google’s social networking site, just out of curiosity.

I have to say, I don’t like what I saw. I now have ‘close’ friends versus acquaintances? I’m asked to list my fashion sense (and am given a series of multiple choices)? Hmm. Doesn’t sit well. The sample pages I randomly took a look at weren’t too promising either. Facebook is also more aesthetically pleasing as well.

Perhaps things will start changing as Google’s social netwoking project starts to take off. For now my account with orkut will likely remain fairly defunct.

Historical note: first ever post via mobile phone.

Update: Google will open the orkut platform to developers.