Many people have been predicting that Orkut will shut down shortly! But nothing is convincing Orkut management to shut-it-down. The pig-headed discipline continues, and they are rolling out a major design enhancement shortly.
There is no “invite only” dramas; everyone will see the new design in 2 weeks time. Orkut Team is said to be busy in rolling out the new designs to all the Orkut users.
Source: Orkut blog
So, here are the interesting design changes:
1. Left navigation: To help you get to the most popular features easily.
2.Larger profile photo: A popular request. [Be sure to upload a higher resolution photo of yourself!]
3. Full profile view: Lets you and your friends see your info, interests, badges, testimonials and recent photos and videos.
4. New fullscreen slideshow for photos. [Similar to that found in Facebook!]
As far I’m concerned, I’m somewhat happy with the new design.
If you have forgot your Orkut password, then recover it and have a look at the new design.
All the best Orkut; I don’t know why, but, many of my female friends spend a lot of time in Orkut. Not sure how they spend their time in Orkut!
Orkut needs to add more modules: I mean, it has to add some more useful/engaging features. Otherwise, it’s hard to spend time in Orkut.