Orkut is one of the biggest social networking site in India & Brazil, however, it has continued to sport the same old look and features for quite some time now. However, Facebook and Twitter has been stealing its thunder, and more and more users are migrating to these social networking sites.
To stem the flow of users moving to other social networking sites and keep them with Orkut, Google has announced some sweeping changes. Orkut has been rebuilt using Google Web Toolkit, which means that you have fewer pages to browse, and will also get a faster browsing experience.
In addition to that, Orkut has also created a much cleaner interface which now has larger pictures, easier to access notifications, targeted friend suggestions, and key updates closer to the top of your homepage.
Orkut themes have been quite a rage. We have listed tons of Orkut themes in the past and have even created some Orkut themes for Christmas. However, now Orkut has added personalization options where you can choose from an array of colors to suit your personality.
As with most Google products, you will be required to get an invite to use the newer interface, to get an invite you will have to visit Google Docs to fill out the new Orkut interface invite form. In addition to that, you can also request your friends who already have the new interface to send you an invite.
So what do you think about the new Orkut interface? Do you think that it will help revive the social networking service and bring the old charm back to it?