Friday, August 10, 2007

Orkut Celebrates India's Independence Day

With most of the A-list Blogger doting on Facebook, i thought it would soon replace orkut as India's most famous social networking website. Orkut may last as India's #1 social networking webstie for a few years, thanks to the first mover advantage. But surely not more than that since Google is not paying the required attention to this product which is not a major revenue earner in USA. Remember we have all seen just a few updates in the orkut right from the time we joined it.

But it seems the things are changing a little bit now. 4 Posts in the last ten days in the orkut Blog after months of inactivity. And one of them talking about India's Independence Day. Was pleasantly surprised to see orkut running a few polls about India's past and future to coincide with the India's 60th year of independence. So they are finally realizing the future competition on their hands, trying now itself to establish the emotional bond with the Indian customers.

Listing down the questions, the Orkut- India has chosen to conduct its polls. Click on the questions if you like to vote

Your favorite "Global" Indian is....
Which is the most popular movie since independence?
What should be the most important focus area for India during the next 10 years?
Will India be a permanent member of the UN Security Council by 2010?
Who is your favorite Indian fictional character?
India is synonymous with...

Related Posts: 60 Years of Indian Independence by a 20+ Young Indian

Got to know this from Orkut Blog - 60 Years of Independence- Tell Us What You Think!

Update: Can check out the results from the Orkut Blog - And the Winners are... [No Surprises there in the results... Except for the very low turnout for the polls - only around 15,000 people]


Anonymous said...

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance..... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.

The nation arrived at its destination, after surviving many calamities
and after several centuries, celebrated the freedom by throwing coloured powder
We (the older generation) have steered this ship during the terrible storms,
You, keep this nation safe.


Unknown said...

Yeah.. A Proud Day for us Indians.. And the First Voice of A Free Indian.. Jai Hind..

Saravanan said...

hi robin..or I should type Mr.Robin,Just found ur blog from a google search and to know that u r from tirunelveli and to reach IIM-I from our city is indeed a very great acheivement.I was amazed to know abt u and ur praise for the city and rosemary,what a school.Feeling great to know about u.I am an Engineering student in my final year and i just want to be in contact with u and to know abt the world better ...U can contact me at

Unknown said...

@ Saravanan,
Robin will suffice.. :).. There are a lot more greater personalities worthy from that little beautiful town/city of ours.. others in mail..

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