Today I logged into my Orkut account and found a new feature they added recently which shows updates from what my friends have done recently. This is a much refreshing change since now we can simply go to the friend who has recently uploaded a new picture or makes a change to their profile etc.
You can control whether you want to see the updates from your friends or not using the settings page. The home page announcement says
New! Updates to your friends’ profiles, photos, videos and testimonials will appear on your homepage in the “updates from your friends” section. To prevent your updates from being shown to your friends change your settings.
I personally like the new features. If you want to join me on Orkut, leave me a comment or add dsouza dot keith at gmail dot com as a friend. Let me know your thoughts about the new features in Orkut.