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Before there was Google+ there was Google Buzz. And before Buzz, there was Orkut — Google’s first attempt at a social networking site. Orkut never really took off in the US, but it was big in Brazil… So good news for Brazil: Your country is in the international spotlight thanks to the World Cup. Bad news: Orkut is getting cut from the roster.

Users will have until Septmber 30th, 2014 to export their data. Google has already stopped accepting new user signups.


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3 replies on “Lilbits (6-30-2014): Google’s first social network is shutting down”

  1. Now Orkut axed. I intentionally avoid using ANY Google service because I fear investing my valuable time in something – only to have Google cancel it.

  2. Free Windows 9 for both Windows 7 and 8 users? That source article says:
    “my sources say, at this point, that Windows Threshold is looking like it
    could be free to all Windows 8.1 Update, and maybe even Windows 7
    Service Pack 1, users.”

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