Other Side of Orkut

Feb 17, 2004 • 8:40 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Being that Orkut is rising in popularity, and its exclusive members only club status even sells on eBay for the right price, I thought I would play devil's advocate here, and post on the other side of orkut bandwagon, while still keeping my fan card in my back pocket. Now as a networker myself, Orkut is quite an awesome place to hang up the coat, and explore the networks of other people. I was searching Jill Whalen's SEO network the other day, and was amazed at all the faces of people I was seeing for the first time, I only recognized through the forums. Pretty neat. But then something else hit me, as I remembered to how many people where already using the site, and to how much information I gave out in the first place when I registered. I think sometimes we can put on blinders and aimlessly fill out forms and information as if it our natural duty to do so. Bad idea. While I love orkut, I don't like all the information it has about me. Shot, I am a member of Friendster too, and I would take that membership over Orkut anyday if you shoved a terms of use policy in front of me, and said sign. Friendster would definately win, but I would miss Orkut a lot. So anyhow, whats the scoop Phoenix? Well here is a collection of orkut unfriendly news articles published recently, that most often you will not read in the daily seonews column. So, in an effort to be correctly informed on both sides of the social networking issues here you are, I have done the research for you:

The Orkut Privacy Policy...with very tiny tiny text

Hype comes before the Fall

Orkut-strating the internet

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