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Netizens take a walk down scraps lane as Orkut shuts shop Sept 30

social media Updated: Sep 14, 2014 15:02 IST
Abhimanyu Kulkarni
Abhimanyu Kulkarni
Hindustan Times
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Google has announced that it will be shutting down it's social networking site Orkut on September 30. Orkut marked the dawn of social-networking for an entire generation in India, years before the netizens caught onto the Facebook fever.

This was the time when special characters were a part of every profile name. Conversations didn't take part on walls, but through scraps. Those were the days when it was easier to do 'Fraandship' with a pretty girl or handsome boy.

Here are the best tweets made in commemoration of Orkut:

On September 11, Ronak Chugh uploaded a video on Youtube titled "Goodbye Orkut - #OneLastLogin". In the video, people are asked to log into Orkut for one-last time. The reactions vary from joy, to surprise to absolute nostalgia.

Take a look at this hilarious video, and if you have ever been a part of the Orkut brigade, do make #OneLastLogin before September 30: