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So today i am here wih the new topic to post .Now Today my topic is about the one of the most pronounced and the gaint networking element present over the world of internet . yes ” the ORKUT” ,let’s have a brief look over the networking Behemoth .


Orkut was quietly launched on JAnuary 22,2004 by Google, the search engine company .Orkut Büyükkökten is a Turkish software engineer who developed the social networking service called Orkut while working at Google. He developed orkut as an independent project while working at Google, the outgrowth of their “Twenty Percent, Time ” company policy whereby all employees at Google can spend 20% of their time working on personal interests.

While previously working for Affinity Engines, he had developed a similar system, InCircle, intended for use by university alumni groups. In late June 2004, .

Originally from the Turkish city of Konya, Büyükkökten obtained a B.S degree in Computer Engineering and Information Science from Bilkent University in Ankara, and earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University.His research at Stanford focused on Web search and efficient PDA usage.

Here is the Brief biography of the bond Orkut:-

Orkut Buyukkokten
Home: 2250 Latham Street Apt.57
Mountain View CA 94040
Phone: (650) 988 0339
Office: Room 430 Gates Building
Stanford University
Phone: (650) 723 6805


  • 1997-
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Stanford University, CA
Ph.D., Computer Science

  • 1993-1997
  • Bilkent University, Ankara
    B.S., Computer Engineering and Information Science
    Full scholarship awarded by the University
    Academic Standing: High Honour
    Favorite Courses Included:
    Database, Computer Graphics, Networks, Economics, Organizational Behaviour
  • 1986-1993
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    Konya Meram Anadolu Lisesi, Konya High School Diploma


  • June 1996
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    Halici Information Processing Co., Ankara
    Software Development Department
    Involved in implementing software concerned with pattern recognition for finger print analysis and matching
  • July 1995
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    Microsoft, Istanbul
    Research and Development Department
    Implemented application software for Product Support Service

  • Computer
    Programming Languages:Turbo Pascal, C, C++, Lisp, Prolog, Visual Basic, Visual C++, SQL, Palm Programming
    Operating Systems:UNIX, DOS, Windows, PalmOS
    ApplicationsMS Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access, Excel, dBase, B2 Logic
  • Languages
    Advanced English, Intermediate German, Basic French

  • Ranked 1stin class at Bilkent University
  • Awarded the Rector’s Service Award, 1995
  • Ranked 25th in the University Entrance Examination
  • Ranked 1st in class at High School




During the reasrch project ofthe orkut at Google , he had devoloped the independent project so as to the search the shortest techniques to search over the required website.


His project was based over Graphical Representaion of the webpages so as to trace the target witihin the shortest interval of time.It was the most facinating project i had ever seen after the project given by a Russian personality in GOOGLE -CODEJAM 2002 .

Thing that influenced me the the most was the reasearch project by him at Google

A brief review of the project was as follows :

The web spider is an application program that scans web pages for a given root URL location. The spider generates a graphical representation of a particular domain of the web space indicating the path and links. It also extracts data from these web pages and gives the pages that seem more important, depending on the number of links to that page.The black lines indicate the path used while traversing the pages. The green lines indicate links to pages visited previously. Finally the red lines indicate links to pages at other external locations. The graphic can be viewed both in 2D and 3D. In order to obtain a three dimensional representation, the graphic is mapped on an ellipsoid.The locations are visited using breadth first search so that links closer to the root are visited first. The scanning ends when all pages have been visited or the stop command is selected.

This program was developed using Visual C++ 5.0 and runs in Windows operating system.
FIirst trace of te Webspider Second Trace To work

awesome na …… Google minds at great Hights..



According to statistics, orkut has also become popular in Brazil, where greater than 3% (June 2005) of the population are registered orkut users. This is the highest percentage of any single country’s population using the service.

As far we the indian are concerned ,we do not lack behind in that ,ya we are also the top achievers of the list.


The number of Brazilian Orkut users has reached more than 66% of the total users, followed by United States and India, with about 13% and 7% respectively(As of Augest 9,2006). Due to the number of Brazilian users and communities in the Portugese Language, users from other parts of the world became upset with the service, when it established Portuguese as the first “alternate default language,” (as English was the primary default language) prompting many community owners to enforce an English-only posting policy.

for more statistics:

So this was a brief compendium of the Orkut .Now i think you are in the better positon to understand the Orkut.




  1. Awesome piece of search……
    It was a good idea… to write abt a bonding element…ORKUT…
    Keep it up..:-)

  2. Hi.. I would like to noe in which language is orkut developed???

  3. cooooooooooooooooooool piece of work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ilike you

  5. sir it’s really awesome…..Gr8 job!!!!

  6. hiiiiii

  7. Its good,better and best.

  8. hey mr… orkut u have done a great job by making orkut people all around world will bless u for this we love u a lot

  9. sir u did a gr8 job really up 2 the mark bt still i wanna know iin which u developed orkut pls reply sir im waiting.

  10. sir reply in which proglanguage u developed okut

  11. HIIIIIiiiii, sir i want to know wht r the languages used to develop orkut?

  12. orkut helped me lot in finding my childhood freinds

  13. hello friends How r u

  14. I think you should get nobel peace prize (or at least share it with anyone else)for your contribution to the world of friendship via the Orkut route!!!

  15. To all folks, Orkut is not product solely based on one language. Its the company product with numerous application working behind. A Google often technologies like WCF, Web Services and other internet based technology over SOA architecture,helped in getting rid of “language” barrier. So I hope you get, what I mean to say if not, then better do some research on the points I mentioned.

  16. I got first time this details about orkut
    thanks a lot
    good job

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