Google doesn’t offer an API for Google+ thus making it impossible for you to cross-publish status updates to Twitter or Facebook.
The Orkut blog says they have added a new like button in Orkut that will help you quickly react to your friendsâ€™ stories with the help of smileys.
If you don’t like a particular ad, just put it in the trash but if you found it interesting, share it with your other friends. That seems to be the new advertising formula for Orkut and Digg.
If you started your online social life on Orkut but later migrated to Facebook, here’s a simple import utility that will help you become friends with all your old Orkut buddies who may have shifted to Facebook as well.
Now update your physical location on Google Latitude from the Orkut website itself.
The orkut Mobile App is a free application for your Java enabled mobile phone . This Orkut App will help you send scraps, upload photos and even share albums with your friends via SMS. Coming soon.
If most of your friends and family members have a presence on Orkut, you’ll be happy to know that you can now add your orkut friends’ birthdays to your Google calendar.
Musical Scraps: Learn how to send songs to your Orkut friends through the Bollywood music application that recently won the first prize at the WeekendApps Open Social hackathon.
The iPhone version of Orkut is more feature-rich than the older mobile version in the sense that you now read friend updates, delete scraps and even view photo albums right from the iPhone.
Orkut users in India can now interact with their other Orkut friends using any mobile phone that can send or receive SMS text messages.
Orkut is beautiful, again. Google has added a new spam filter in Orkut that should save your scrapbooks from all junk scraps.
MTV has tied up with Google India to launch the online version of their hugely popular Roadies reality TV show on Orkut. And MTV (or Google) is aggressively marketing this show via the Google Ad Network.
Some updates for Orkut – the most popular social networking site in India.
If you are missing that popular scrabble game on Orkut, here’s some good news for you.
You can now add OpenSocial applications to your Orkut profile just like way you add apps in Facebook.
News Corp. officially launched the MySpace India website at in.myspace.com in a market that is ruled by Google Orkut and now Facebook up to a certain degree.
Sometime back, Google added a feed reader in Orkut that would let anyone read blogs or view photo streams without having to leave the Orkut website.
Google launched a mobile version of Orkut at m.orkut.com – the new mobile site lets you read Orkut scraps, receive updates from existing friends plus you can approve or decline new friend requests.
A Google Account gives you access to all Google goodies including AdSense, Analytics, Blogger, iGoogle, Gmail, Google Groups, Picasa, Web History, Google AdWords, Google Checkout and more. But you can run into problems if you have opened more than one account.
Orkut Scrapbook will soon become the most annoying feature of Orkut unless Google does something to prevent the scrap spam.
When you mouse over any name in the Gmail standard message view, it pops a small window that will lets your write an email to that person, start a new chat session or even find “recent conversations” with that person.
Orkut has a little spying feature called “profile visits” that automatically shows a list of people who have recently viewed your profile page on Orkut.
Have a question you’d like to ask a friend or group of friends on orkut? Use this feature to seek and share advice, recommendations, knowledge or plans in private.
orkut offers an automatic transliteration option in the scrapbook that converts Roman characters to the DevanÄgarÄ« characters used in Hindi. This lets you type Hindi words phonetically in English script and still have them appear in their correct alphabet. Note: this is not the same as translation — it’s the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning.