well a couple of days back , Orkut launched the application facility. Perhaps this much awaited move was a play to attract back a lot of people who seem to be quitting Orkut for Facebook. i know quite a lot of them who have already done this and some more are mulling abut deleting their Orkut account. I on the other hand am existent on both the networks for the apparent purpose that is networking. for a good bunch of my internet challenged friends, Orkut is the only link that they have to the world wide web. hence the need to retain my account.
one thing Orkut has done is that you dont need to invite more people to join apps u add- a fact that Facebook apps keep poking you with. Everytime you add a new app it asks you to invite a certain number of friends which effectively drains all the enthusiasm that you had. also it would be a nightmare going through the list of 400 odd people. Deleting apps is also easier in Orkut. just go to manage and delete them. The only problem will be that many people will ad all types of apps possible thus slowing down Orkut-the servers are busy missing their donuts. which is why i have actually decided to clean out my Facebook profile of most of the apps and just keep the basic one up. Coming Soon.
One more thing that i wanted to write about is that there are some pretty crazy things going on out there in the networking /adworld. Advertising of other social networks like Bigadda and Ibibo appears on Orkut and Facebook. some type of ambush marketing?
Also highly irritating is the invite spam that you get when one of your friend joins up with some network or other. you can only get rid of them by signing up for the respective network or putting up a spam filter for those mails.Lucky for me most of those invites are directed to my old nowadays dormant Rediff account.
The war continues…..