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:
IT'S ORKUT'S FAREWELL MONTH YOUGAIZ!— ???? (@ChhotaRecharge) September 2, 2014
Just realized that I haven't watched any horror flicks since years. If Orkut is still alive, I'd see some of my own pics clicked in my 20s.— ???? (@FaaduTweets) August 10, 2014
I now realise that my ex never wrote a testimonials for me on #orkut back then. The break-up was inevitable.— Priyanka Rai (@chotu_pinku) July 1, 2014
Sad to hear #Orkut shutting off, now how will I explain to my kid "How I Met your Mother"??? ;)— Hemant Nitsure (@HemantNitsure) July 1, 2014
RT if you miss ORKUT.— Chamatkari Patrakar (@ChamatkariBaba) September 1, 2014
It did felt a bit nostalgic to log out of Orkut for one last time,I don't know man...Some things should be just preserved for the sake of it— Inahkal Hbahsirv (@VrishabhLakhani) September 13, 2014
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.
— Hrishikesh Baruah (@hrishikesh1234) September 13, 2014
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: