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Orkut founder is back again: Says ‘Hello, let’s connect’


Orkut Buyukkokten, the founder of the social network Orkut.com, who once created a sensation in young generations through its early social media platform has now come again in a new avatar.

This time he has launched a new social media network “Hello”.

The development comes on the heels of social media’s tough time in the country, as it is dealing with privacy and data breach concern for the past months.

Meanwhile, Hello was reportedly in beta phase for a long time but Orkut has struck while the iron is hot.

“Hello” brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagement, the company said in a statement.

The app, currently available in Brazil with nearly one million downloads. It is now live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The new social network platform focusses on your hobbies, obsessions and passions and lets you choose personas to show your interest areas. These personas can be slotted under various categories such as clubber, geek, photographer, traveller and so on.

Entrackr has tried to access the newly launched Hello app and found the aforementioned features with a seamless experience.

The firm is headquartered in San Francisco and with a development office in Mountain View, California.

Prior to Hello, Buyukkokten-a Turkish engineer at Google was a part of the team who developed Orkut. The social media platform was owned and operated by Google and was named after him.

Orkut was shut down on September 30, 2014.

The development was first reported by Business Standard via IANS.

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