January 23, 2004
First experiences with Orkut.com

Having received an invite for Orkut, I've registered and am ready to go about and test this new addition to the Google universe.

The initial registration is fairly straightforward; name, email, username, gender, geography, birthdate and what you're looking to find: friends, business contacts, "activity partners" and dating. There are modifiable privacy tags for key information like email and birthdate, and optional settings are myself, friends, friends of friends and "everyone".

Great relationships begins with honesty, so we'd like to let you know up front that orkut is still a beta service. That means that it may appear a bit flaky at first. It may even require some quiet time alone to work out some issues. We hope you’ll bear with orkut as it strives to better itself. After all, that’s what good friends do.
The follow up registration pages are very very comprehensive, offering optional fields from everything from "favourite books" and cuisine, race, kids, education (will FriendsReunited.co.uk, classmates / schoolmates and similar services see competition coming their way in the future?), employer, work contact details, "body art" and much much more... It's clear that this is a tool that will grow in many directions at once (want to find friends of friends that work in the hi-tech industry? No problem. Looking for visibly tattooed activity partners? Also an option).

I've signed up with reasonably minimal amounts of personal information, but I'm in.

The site is fast, and as should be expected from Google, the user interface is light, not too stashed full of images etc, and very intuitive. I look forward to testing the exploration of networks once more people get online.

Let's see where this leads us!

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I'm kind of curious about Orkut, based on the fact that Google's behind it it could prove to be something a lot more interesting than previous experiments in the same area.

Guess I'll have to keep wading through my spam and hope that somebody will send me an invitation :)

Posted by: Remco on January 26, 2004 11:08 AM

hey i was wondering if someone could please send me an orkut invitation?

Posted by: nick on January 28, 2004 11:51 PM

being a student of software engineering and media computer science, i'd _love_ to have a look at that thing. i wouldn't mind getting an invitation either :-)

Posted by: nex on February 3, 2004 07:21 AM

hey, could you invite me too, thanks

Posted by: William Fifield on February 3, 2004 11:19 AM

Genuine friends and contacts of mine - yes, no prob, I'll invite you. (Remco, please post again with your email address)

Random chancers who I've never met, never IM'ed with or interacted in other ways, please don't bother wasting your and my time.

Posted by: Anders on February 3, 2004 12:02 PM

Hi everybody,

can anybody send me an invite to orkut please.

Thanks & Regards
Raj.

Posted by: Raj on April 12, 2004 02:26 PM

Hi everybody,

can anybody send me an invite to orkut please.

Thanks & Regards
Vipul

Posted by: Vipul on June 22, 2004 05:45 PM

Hi everybody,

can anybody send me an invite to orkut please.

Thanks & Regards
Vipul

Posted by: Vipul on June 22, 2004 05:45 PM

hey, can anyone send me an Orkut invitation?
it sounds pretty cool, as a comp sci major, i really wanna give it a try~~~

Posted by: CeCiLia on June 24, 2004 01:09 PM

Can I please have an Invite to Orkut? I'm really interesting in seeing the workings of this service...

Posted by: Amit on June 25, 2004 02:05 PM

could i please get an orkut invite also?

Posted by: james on June 25, 2004 02:19 PM

Hi Orkut member,

Can you send me an Orkut invite, please?

Thanks,

Shailesh

Posted by: Shailesh on July 29, 2004 05:14 AM

Could someone oblige with an Orkut invite please ...

Posted by: Scott on August 1, 2004 11:03 AM

I would like to affiliate to Orkut.

Posted by: Jamal on August 18, 2004 08:17 PM

I want orkut invitation
please send to
helen_2004pr@yahoo.com

Posted by: helen on August 24, 2004 09:41 AM

hey can anyone send me invitation for orkut

Posted by: fahd on September 3, 2004 09:06 AM

plz send me invitation for orkut..id is syedfahdali@gmail.com

Posted by: fahd on September 3, 2004 09:13 AM

hmm.. someone please invite me also. im soOo interested. :) tnX.

Posted by: lab on September 6, 2004 07:27 AM

I want invitation for orkut...
plz send me vanhoc@gmail.com

thnks.

Posted by: Kaka on September 23, 2004 06:26 AM

need invite for orkut

Posted by: AKIN on October 2, 2004 04:51 PM

Hi,
been wanting to try out Orkut for some time..

I don't have a blog myself but have a humble photo site at: http://pbase.com/rsilfverberg

I have some free gmail accounts if you want them as a 'trade' :)

/Richard

Posted by: Rich on October 3, 2004 04:13 AM

Hi,
been wanting to try out Orkut for some time..

I don't have a blog myself but have a humble photo site at: http://pbase.com/rsilfverberg

I have some free gmail accounts if you want them as a 'trade' :)

Email: aperture (at) gmail.com

/Richard

Posted by: Rich on October 3, 2004 04:14 AM

If anyone has an invite to Orkut, I would really appreciate getting one. I am really interested in Social Networks and would love to give Orkut a try and make new friends, including the person who invites me. Thanks in advance. ~William

Posted by: William on October 6, 2004 10:00 PM

Hi Everybody! I'm Indra from Indonesia

well thx to my friend I'm now have gmail account. But I'm still curious about so called orkut.com. Many people on the net says positive response about the site. I already had my friendster account but I realy-realy-realy wiling to have orkut.com account too. So... is there somebody on the net can help invite me to orkut? :)

Posted by: Indra on October 7, 2004 01:41 PM

Can you please send me an invitation of Orkut.com?
Hope to hear from you soon.

Posted by: Ali on November 18, 2004 04:14 PM

Hi.
I will be happy if someone send me an orkut.com invitation.
I can send them a gmail invitation on behalf. :)

Posted by: Oguz on November 21, 2004 02:44 PM

Hi orkut friends,

Can anyone send me an Orkut invite, please?

I am so excited and amazed about its service
Expecting a invitation a quick as possible
Thanks,
mohan

Posted by: mohan on November 25, 2004 08:05 PM

If somebody is interested in Latvians, feel free to invite to Orkut. I realy need your help...

Posted by: amores on December 4, 2004 10:01 AM

hi
i really need an orkut invitation,please send me one

Posted by: atefe on December 7, 2004 10:18 AM

Plz plz plz send me an orkut invitation.My id is i43forever@hotmail.com. I would be always thankful to u.
thanx

Posted by: Amin on December 17, 2004 08:54 PM

For those who don't have an account yet: I got my orkut invitation here: http://orkut-einladung.uni-honk.de/orkut-invitation.php

Michael

Posted by: Michael on December 28, 2004 05:02 PM

thank you

Posted by: ms on January 9, 2005 08:36 AM

could anyone please send an invitation to orkut?

thanks:)

windend@gmail.com

Posted by: windend on January 14, 2005 10:20 PM

Please someone send me an invitation.

thanks a lot

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Posted by: Shan on January 18, 2005 02:25 AM

Please someone send me orkut invitation

smsarband@hotmail.com

Thanks

Posted by: Shan on January 18, 2005 02:27 AM

hi
I need an orkut invite.
please help me
tanks

Posted by: nitro on January 20, 2005 07:10 PM

I'll be glad if you send to me this invitation.
thank's

Posted by: msn on January 25, 2005 01:17 PM

hi,
Please someone send me an invitation.

thanks a lot.
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Posted by: bob filthorn on February 8, 2005 04:23 AM

Hi,
Spent a lot of time looking for orkut invites. can you please send me one to kalyankumar13@gmail.com.

If note, do let me know.

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Please send me an invitation for orkut

Posted by: jahad on February 11, 2005 07:31 PM

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thanking you in anticipation

Posted by: Rishabh on February 16, 2005 11:20 AM

I really want an orkut invite
thanks

Posted by: hosein soleimani on February 19, 2005 07:32 AM

one customer asked barber what is the cost of cutting and shaving then he replied 30 for cutting and 15 for shaving then the customer told to shave his head

Posted by: sooraj on February 22, 2005 05:30 AM

please can i get an invitation to orkut

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would you any one help me to join the orkut.com.

Posted by: pradeep on March 29, 2005 05:13 AM

Please send me an orkut invite. Thanks send it ot toranj0@yahoo.com

Posted by: javad on April 21, 2005 09:32 AM

orkut invite ,please please,thank thank

ddrain@gmail.com

Posted by: ddrain on April 21, 2005 03:40 PM

I really want an orkut invite
thanks


Posted by: wwide on May 17, 2005 10:56 AM

i want to join orkut actually i have already but forgot the passport and the username please help me

Posted by: kiran on May 21, 2005 06:43 PM

I'd like a Urkut-invite if someone can spare one please sent it to me.

kind regards

Wim

Posted by: Wim van Oosterhout on May 22, 2005 02:39 PM

I hardly have joined a kind of social world on the Net yet.
Now I'd like to enjoy it.
Could anyone give an invite to me?
Ma name is barrytao& My email addr is bt2000@gmail.com
Thank you in advance.

Posted by: barry tao on May 26, 2005 06:52 PM

hi.who is gonna invite me to orkut?thank u guys

Posted by: Rob on June 2, 2005 10:01 AM

Can u send me invite too please

Posted by: i.Van on June 27, 2005 06:06 PM

Love to join as I have lost contact with
a friend and I was informed thatthis an
axcellent way of finding people.

Posted by: Joe Kelly on July 11, 2005 10:47 AM

Love to join as I have lost contact with
a friend and I was informed thatthis an
axcellent way of finding people.

Posted by: Joe Kelly on July 11, 2005 10:49 AM

Hello! Can somebody please invite me for orkut? It would mean so much to me. THANKS

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Hello! Can somebody please invite me for orkut? It would mean so much to me. THANKS

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Posted by: henny on July 18, 2005 03:21 PM

Hello! Can somebody please invite me for orkut? It would mean so much to me. THANKS

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Posted by: henny on July 18, 2005 03:21 PM

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Posted by: tamal on August 14, 2005 09:01 AM

Could someone please send me an invitation to orkut? I am interested in meeting some new friends. Thanks and everyone have a great day!!!!
Denise
debeemee@yahoo.com.br

Posted by: Denise Brooks on August 16, 2005 01:51 AM

Can Anyone Give me an orkut invitation?
plz plz plz!!!
My Id is shan.agentgray@gmail.com
Thanks!!!

Posted by: Shan on August 16, 2005 04:40 PM

Can anyone please send me an Orkut Invitation?
My Id is shan.agentgray@gmail.com
Thanks alot!

Posted by: Shan on August 16, 2005 04:58 PM

Could someone please send me an invitation to orkut? thanks(:
silwia5@hotmail.com

Posted by: silvia on August 26, 2005 07:46 PM

Please send me invition

Posted by: Muzammil on August 28, 2005 01:31 PM

id like to join the orkut please invite me
My Name : Hamid Hosseini
My Email : mehr6182@hotmail.com

Posted by: on August 31, 2005 05:18 PM

id like to join the orkut please invite me .
Hamid Hosseini
mehr6182@hotmail.com

Posted by: Hamid Hosseini on August 31, 2005 05:20 PM

Dear Anders,

would you be so kind as to send me an invitation to "Orkut".

Thanks in advance!

François

Posted by: François Aubreville on September 1, 2005 10:37 AM

can someone please invite me to orkut??

Posted by: michael on September 6, 2005 12:49 AM

plz i need an orkut account

Posted by: faraaz on September 9, 2005 03:46 PM

hi Can u send me invite too please

Posted by: anee on September 10, 2005 03:35 PM

Can Anyone Give me an orkut invitation?

Posted by: anee on September 10, 2005 03:38 PM

Could someone please send me an Orkut invite---I will be your best friend. : )

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just returned from a week's trip to Morocco with my 21 yr. old daughter.Morocco is a

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JUST as the FBI has its "most wanted" list of criminals, American women

Posted by: ASABA IMO on September 19, 2005 11:32 PM

Could anyone be so kind as to invite me into orkut?

Thanks!

Posted by: Bertholdt on September 22, 2005 11:24 AM

i want to make an accout bcoz ur services very best plz make me ur memmber ok thanx

Posted by: Aakaash on September 24, 2005 03:32 PM

i want to make ur personal memmber its my best luck if u make me ur personal account and allow me to make an account

Posted by: Aakaash on September 24, 2005 03:40 PM

Could someone please send me an Orkut invite.bcoz i want to make many friends.if enybody invite me then i pray u inshallah thanx

Posted by: Aakaash on September 24, 2005 03:59 PM

Hi!

can someone please invite me to orkut??

thank you!!

cu!

geg

Posted by: gegenwart on September 25, 2005 04:47 PM

Dear Anders,
I wonder if it's possible for you to send me an Orkut invitation? I'm a musician, you can read about me and listen to my music on www.misha.info.
Thanks in advance!

Bedste hilsener fra København ;))
Misha

Posted by: Misha on September 27, 2005 10:05 AM

plz send the invitaion of orkut.com on this id

Posted by: waqas on October 2, 2005 10:30 AM

Anyone there want to send over an Orkut invite? jobert@gmail.com
Thanks in advance

Posted by: jobert on October 3, 2005 02:35 AM

jobert@gmail.com
I've been really wanting to get on to this orkut thing. Hope aomeone there can send me an invite.
Thanks in advance.

Posted by: jobert on October 3, 2005 02:47 AM

I will happily send anyone an invite to ORKUT ~~

email me :) Rhonda41070@Gmail.com

(I sent one to you Jobert!--I put the initial A. for your last name--you can change it once you're in)

Posted by: Rhonda on October 6, 2005 08:16 PM

hi i am haad

please send me an orkut invitation.


thanks.

Posted by: haad on October 7, 2005 09:48 AM

plz plz plz send me orkut.i want 2 serch for my friends so plz again send me orkut invitation.
i willo be very thank full 2 u.
ALi

Posted by: ALI on October 7, 2005 09:15 PM

can anybody send me an orkut invitation plz
thanx in advance
bye have a good day

Posted by: riyaz on October 8, 2005 07:41 PM

i need orkut invitation plz, asap...
semkom@gmail.com

Posted by: semko on October 12, 2005 11:31 AM

send me invitation of orkut thanks

Posted by: Saad Asghar on October 13, 2005 12:04 PM

I need Orkut invitation.

Thanx in advance,

Posted by: krishna on October 14, 2005 03:05 PM

I was wondering if any of u be kind enough to sent me a invite to orkut i would be really thankful. I want to see how orkut is.Thank you

Posted by: romi on October 15, 2005 05:52 AM

assalmalakum! m Eman...i want to be registred as a member of orcut.com......pls. send me the invitation.......I hope you will consider this matter on priority basis & give me the opportunity to thankx…

B. Regards,
Ms. Eman Ali

Posted by: Eman on October 20, 2005 07:42 AM

I need to have an invitation for orkut if available please.

Posted by: Assem on October 26, 2005 02:20 PM

can anyone please send me an invitation to join in orkut.com
thank you

Posted by: santhosh on November 18, 2005 09:39 AM

hi,anybody can please send me an invitation to join in orkut community.please send me to santhoshpakala@gmail.com
thank you

Posted by: santhosh on November 18, 2005 09:42 AM

I need to have an invitation for orkut if available please

Posted by: Artoush on December 5, 2005 09:51 PM

Please send me an invitation i heared lot about orkut so i want to be a part of it

Posted by: Zubair on December 7, 2005 04:15 PM

I'm 20/m/Ukraine. Invite me please!
YuraPadlyak@gmail.com
Thank you!

Posted by: Yura Padlyak on December 11, 2005 09:10 PM

this is a bit different request. i'm not requesting an invitation to orkut, but atleast to have a look at orkut interface, i love to receive some screenshots of orkut interface. if you have an orkut login please capture few shots, and sent me please. just to console my thirst on experiencing google products. many thanks.

Posted by: kalinga on December 12, 2005 05:31 AM

hello friends

i want to join ur company


thanks
ali

Posted by: ali on January 3, 2006 07:31 PM

Hi
Can I have an orkut invitation, pls
Thanks

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Pls send me a orkut invitation... rocksinatra@netscape.net

Posted by: sinatra on January 9, 2006 11:04 AM

Orkut invite, me too!

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aryo.rezaie@gmail.com

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Posted by: Leviatan on January 21, 2006 10:43 PM

Its so great when i feel the satisfaction,,its so cool!!

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Posted by: Quintin on January 27, 2006 09:51 PM

can you send me a orkut invite??

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Posted by: on February 5, 2006 07:31 AM

Please send an orkut invitation, if available. Thanks.

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