Google to shut down its social networking platform Orkut on this September 30. Google launched Orkut in 2004, The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten.
Today Google announced they plat to stop the service after a more than 10 years of service.
Paulo Golgher, Engineering Director announced on a blog post says “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 (or, tchau). We’ll be focusing our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.”
“We will shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014. Until then, there will be no impact on current Orkut users, to give the community time to manage the transition.”
At that launching time Orkut was one of the most visited website in the world. But by 2012 Orkut has been overtaken by Facebook and so far Orkut can’t take back their position.