Google apparently is now allowing users on its first ever social network Orkut, to link their profiles to their Google+ account. What we can take from it is that users will be sharing their posts on both social networks simultaneously. However, it seems that the move includes many other things according to the official blog post. Google said, “After you link your profiles, your Orkut profile photo and name will be the same as your Google+ photo and name. In addition, you will be able to share all your public Google+ posts with your Orkut friends.
Your Google+ posts to limited audience or specific circles will remain on Google+ only and will be subject to your privacy settings. As a result, linking your profiles will also make it easier for your Orkut friends to find you on Google+.” If you’re thinking that that isn’t exactly what you want for your Orkut account, the company insists that you have the power to decide whether or not you want to agree to the integration of your two profiles but that doesn’t do much to alleviate the constant worries about Orkut’s future since the launching of Google+ back in mid-2011.
With that said however, Orkut had its initial accomplishments of large numbers of users in countries like Brazil and India. However, Facebook beat them out recently and since then Brazil now has about 48 million Facebook users rather than the highest amount of Orkut users which reportedly hit 34 million back in December of last year. With the popularity of Facebook increasing, could this be Google’s attempt to combine its strengths to give it a strongest possible fighting chance? Could this be the beginning of the end of Orkut? Do let us know what you think about this with a comment below.
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