Making of ORKUT

I came across an interesting email sent by my friend Sparsh sent me. It was something like this : 
A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident…. 
but the gal’s name nowhere appeared in the dead list.  
This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!
He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web.. 
Things went as planned… 
n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!! 
It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a 
word with this guy n took over this application, 
This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year, 
which we today know as ORKUT.  
The guy’s name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN Yes its named after him only. Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.. 
ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to 
monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!! 
Some other Cool Facts about this guy: Founder, Richest Man by 2009 
* He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website. 
* He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend. 
* He gets $8 when your friend’s friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if 
anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain. 
* He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you. 
* He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut. 
* He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list. 
* He gets $2 when you become somebody’s fan. 
* He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan. 
* He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut. 
* He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph. 
* He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend’s scrap-book & $0.5 every time 
you view your friend’s friend-list. 

Isn’t it interesting story?


2 thoughts on “Making of ORKUT

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