why is orkut so addictive?

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India
December 11, 2006 9:12am CST
I've seen people logged into orkut like for hours on end. Why do you think is orkut that addictive. What's so special about orkut?
12 responses
• India
13 Dec 06
The main addiction on orkut is because of the scraping facility available in it. Its almost like chatting in a messenger. The only difference is that those messages scrapped is viewable by public.
• India
14 Dec 06
Scrapping, makes orkut a site of its own. People are speaking to whole lot of people at the same time now. The whole communication bit on the net has become more transparent. May be, some of us are using the public viewabity to show off. Just some of us.
@roadromeo (376)
• India
13 Dec 06
good things always tend to be addictive. one of the major reason is , that you are in contact with almost 99% of your friends and also get to know what they are doing...so if you wanna keep a watch over someone.....do orkutting!!!
• India
14 Dec 06
Because of the less privacy involved, doesn't people tend to use something else for communication? The contact thing is there. Yeah, true.
@vinod4net (628)
• India
13 Dec 06
believe me its the best site till date, the best thing is i found so many old friends there that it was just unbelieveable for me, the friends with whom i had no contact fror 5 to 10 years were suddenly smiling in front of me on my screen, the best thing i can track each of them from a common platform and mutual friends can have a blast on this site
• India
14 Dec 06
Yeah, I also got reconnected with old buddies from school, due to orkut. And, you're absolutely right about it been a common platform.
@clickerz (472)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
Is orkut the same as friendster? myspace? newly heard it..
• India
14 Dec 06
Yeah, it's both worlds. Don't know if orkut shares the same popularity as myspace.
@timuss (474)
• India
12 Dec 06
Hmm the usp of orkut is that it is not only a chatting website but a community website. You can express what you like and dislike with the like minded people across the globe. Orkut gives u an opportunity to act as protagonist. Moreover the concept of scrapbook is intricating as well The scrapbook can be seen by anyone so It makes u a bit more concern of the fact that u not use lewd language wid someone else. In all its much more interactive that’s the reason I m addicted to it
• India
14 Dec 06
Yes, you can get together and share a thought or two with likeminded people worldwide. But isn't it true, that there're a lot of Hate communities coming up?
• Pakistan
11 Dec 06
Every person or friend is in a constant contact with the other. Contacting way is so much easier. There are fun games and many many things to do. Communities and other things make t whole lotta fun.
• India
12 Dec 06
Sure thing, orkutting is a hell lot of fun. People 'connect with' each other on orkut. They get to be in touch with friends, and get to meet people who share interests with them as well.
@shadowauror (1517)
• India
11 Dec 06
Well i wanted to ask that question as well ... I guess its the whole "Make new friends" thing ... Show off on the profile ... Scrap , BE in touch , Whatever!!
• India
12 Dec 06
I guess it was me first, mate. Showing Off on the profile can be another thing. He hee, happens a lot, right? Atleast to some of the people here, it's novel. But, I'm wondering is it just a craze for a 'new thing'? Some people are gotten into that like that, may be. Scrap, is good. Don't you think they should keep privacy levels? Vazhiye povunna varokke vayichu nadakathille. LOL.
@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
11 Dec 06
orkut & communities like mylot are addictive because ppl like to connect with others
• India
12 Dec 06
Yeah, I think that's one of the reason. People like to think that someone else actually know about what they are. They expand their identity. It helps us to speak out.
@tanujarneja (2833)
• India
11 Dec 06
I dont belicve that it is addictive
• India
12 Dec 06
May be, the craze will catch on. I just was talking about those addicted ones.
• Brazil
15 Dec 06
Orkut is REALLY popular here in Brazil. And i dont know why ;D I think i dont know anyone from my age that does not have an orkut profile. Even my parents have orkut.. It is like a complete catalogue from everybody, and a list of who knows who.. forums, discussions, photo albums. It is just one more relationship network, but it is the only one popular here, and you cant imagine how popular is it here.
• India
15 Dec 06
Addictive or not ........... Orkut Owner is one who is really Rockin......
• India
15 Dec 06
I cant exactly say why it is addictive but its sure is addictive.I am addicted to it and lot of my friends have the same addiction.