In the early 2000s, Orkut Buyukkokten taught us how to make friends on the Internet even before we knew what ‘social networking’ was. Sadly, Facebook took over social networking and there was no looking back as Orkut shut down. Life has now come a full circle with the downfall of Facebook and launch of a new social network by Orkut called ‘Hello’. Read the official statement right here.
According to their website, The Hello app is built specifically for the new mobile-generation and brings people together around their interests to create positive and meaningful social engagement.
— hello network (@thehellonetwork) April 3, 2018
In a interview, founder Orkut Buyukkokten said:
If you look at social media today, it has isolated people instead of bringing them closer. It has become more about broadcasting than sharing. We need a fresh start. Hello is built around interest-based communities where users with same interests can connect, leading to true connections.
The internet is already welcoming the new social networking site:
“Hello” India, Orkut here. https://t.co/cfHuWqZdTp
— Bhana (@amBHANA) April 13, 2018
— Nandita Jha (@nanditajha5) April 13, 2018
Hello, Make it also available in PC’s. I am from Kerala (India)
— Joshi Flabour (@joshiflabour) April 12, 2018
— Nimit Jain (@jainnimit) April 13, 2018
When #DeleteFacebook is live these days orkut is reborn. May be Facebook doesnt deserve a second chance.
— Blaze Mathews (@Blaze_Mathews) April 13, 2018
The company already started Hello in Brazil in 2016, and now it is coming to India. After India, the company would look at rolling out its service in the US, France and Germany as well. Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil in 2008 before its ultimate demise in 2014. Since Zuckerberg is now left fielding uneasy questions thanks to Facebook’s massive data breach, do you think everyone’s gonna move to Hello?