While social network giant Facbook is going through an unrest, a social media app called 'Hello' which is founded by Orkut's founder Orkut Buyukkokten, has marked its entry in India. Quoting the founder, this PTI reports says that Hello was started in Brazil in July 2016 and that about 35,000 users were a part of its beta testing in the Indian market. Once very popular, Google-owned Orkut had shut down back in 2014. Launched in 2004, Orkut was among the most visited website in Brazil and India for a while. It’s demise in India started around 2008, when more people started shifting to Facebook due to its privacy features (Oh irony: then, and now). The demise of Orkut has happened in slow motion, over half a decade. The tipping point came when Facebook started tying up with Indian companies. At that point Facebook was claiming it had 3.2…
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