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August 23, 2007

New orkut Interface

orkut's blog promises a new interface for Google's ugly social network. "The one comment we always hear is how orkut's simplicity keeps long-time users coming back and new people signing up. So as we work away planning improvements to the site, we always keep this in mind."

orkut has recently changed the homepage and will launch a revamped interface in the weeks to come. "The change isn't live yet, but starting soon, we will start rolling-out the new look. To start, we will roll it out to a small group of users randomly selected, and will continue to do so until everyone is on the new site."

If you don't see the new interface yet, here's how it looks like: colors are warmer, orkut has rounded corners, the new icons are lovely and there are even touches of AJAX. The conclusion: orkut is not ugly anymore.


  1. *Laughs* at what engtech said.

  2. I think this screenshot, provided by Google, is better. It's definitely clearer and better quality.

  3. Pretty cool.
    Might start using it after all...
    Hm, the problem is, how can I get any of my friends on orkut?

  4. More screenshots. Rounded corners, warmer colors, a nice Google logo at the bottom, better navigational links.

  5. ripp off from the dutch version of Hyves network =_=

  6. looks the same to me, I don't care if it's ugly or not!

  7. The annual yearly fee is about three hundred dollars. The theory is that the listing humans provide will influence web crawlers into giving the website a higher ranking.


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