Talk:Orkut Büyükkökten

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Years Active[edit]

I noticed that though Orkut was born in 1975, this article claims he has been "active" since 1987. Does that mean he was programming when he was 12 years old? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:00, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

There is some serious discussion over whether Orkut actually developed the software while working for Affinity Engines. Needs further development.

Is it really necessary to say "Turkish software engineer" if the article states that he's from Turkey? Seems redundant to me, but YMMV. -Etoile 23:25, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

If saying, for example, "American

The article should certainly mention that he was one of the founders of Affinity Engines, the creators of the InCircle social networking system. Also Affinity Engines' claims should be mentioned. --Patriotoftruth 19:25, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

The claim that Büyükkökten could become the richest man on earth because he gets paid for every action on orkut sounds highly unlikely. Orkut is a free service without advertising therefore generating no (direct) income. It seems to me that Google would have better ways to spend its money.--Tchoutoye 03:00, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Capitalisation of Orkut[edit]

Per WP:MOSTM: Lowercased trademarks with no internal capitals should always be capitalized. Hence Orkut. Chris cheese whine 21:25, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 05:19, 27 November 2006 (UTC)


Could somebody who can read his name add there a fonetic version, please? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:43, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Quality and repetitiveness[edit]

Just how many times, in how many different ways, does the same uncited content have to be repeated? This needs to be fixed by someone familiar with the subject matter before someone jumps the gun and just deletes it. 09:24, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Does Orkut has other surname?[edit]

I heard first that Orkut was called Orkut Surabishian, so an armeny(from Armenia) surname. someone please tell me if he has this surname. thank you!

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Never heard about it, and a Google search of Surabishian gives 0 hits, likewise Surabişyan (with Turkish characters). Ask the person you got the info from. DenizTC 04:44, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

What does Orkut mean?[edit]

Does anyone know what 'Orkut' means literally(in turkish)?

Pai.vishnu 04:36, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

It is the name of creator, probably you knew it, just wanted to point out. Turkish names don't need to have a meaning (at least in modern Turkish). I checked the dictionary of the Turkish Language Association, it is not listed there. DenizTC 04:41, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Ha ha ha, are you kidding me? My name is Sezer and it has a meaning. Orkut name refers to very old Turkish, before A.D 1000, it is related to clans which were moving like nomads during that time. I am sure he is not from Armenian origin becaue of the roots of the name refers to very Turkic grounds. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:05, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

This is spreading, is it true?[edit]

!!!!!Truth Behind Orkut!!!!!!

A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident... but the gal's name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20's, achievement in itself!!.

He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web.. Things went as planned... n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!! It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy n took over this application,

This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year, which we today know as ORKUT.

The guy's name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN. Yes its named after him only. Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.

ceo 06:22, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

No, it isn't. -- (talk) 19:41, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

-- Given that he's got a husband, erm, probably not. Rsynnott (talk) 15:50, 28 November 2008 (UTC)


someone please edit the photo to remove the text "art by arun" or get some other photo. Perryizgr8 (talk) 19:13, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

What is 'Efficient PDA' supposed to mean?[edit]

Article includes:

"His research at Stanford focused on Web search and efficient PDA"

The last phrase doesn't make sense. PDA is an acronym for Personal Digital Assistant, i.e. electronic diary, etc. The definition of what constitutes an 'efficient' PDA is highly subjective. Is it intended to mean, for example, 'efficient use of PDAs', 'efficient manufacture of PDAs', 'efficient design of PDAs', 'efficiencies obtainable by use of PDAs', 'efficient ways of working with PDAs', etc.

Wikipedia is let down again and again by poorly constructed English, especially so-called 'American English', which seems often to be a euphemism for, 'say what you like, how you like, ignoring grammar and spelling and expect the recipient of your message to be able to interpret it clearly and unambiguously'. (Sorry to sound 'American-ist', but the standard of language in much American usage (relentlessly sprayed to the world via TV programs and Hollywood) is truly appalling to an educated person, including, of course, an educated American person).

This is supposed to be some sort of Encyclopedia, after all! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:41, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

At the time the Palm Pilot (III and beyond) were the toy of choice. I watched as his graduate work progressed and sat in on Orkut's PhD defense. (talk) 18:16, 21 April 2011 (UTC)