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Farewell to Orkut. Huh? What is Orkut?

Remember Orkut? Maybe this post about its demise is also your introduction to Google’s first foray into social networking.Started in 2004, Orkut saw impressive early growth and has been popular in


I barely remember Orkut being around, and it was long forgotten until I read the press release that it was going to be discontinued. Heck, I thought it was long dead already! But Google+ still fails to picque my interest much–I still can’t completely figure it out. But hey–it just goes to show that Google has been in the social media game for a while now. Now, Google Wave I remember. I did that for a little bit, and that one should’ve caught on. That was MUCH better than Google +. Oh well, we live and learn. Read Ken’s article in the meantime. It’s good. 



Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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