Web 2.0 Asia: Orkut Adds 5 Indian Languages

My friends in Bangalore have been telling me that Orkut is still alive and thriving in India, but I didn't really believe them:

"Orkut is now available in five new languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.

This marks Orkut’s global efforts to create a local service, and offering these new Indian languages brings more personalization to more communities around the world. This is important as a large amount of Orkut users are of course in India.

These five languages selected cover about 80% of India, and may add more. You’ll need to go to your settings on Orkut in order to change your language preferences. Orkut worked with employees in the Google office in India to translate its social network for local use. Indian users are called to offer feedback for further tweaking." (Via Mashable!)

I may have to go make yet another profile.
Comments:

Hi, I tried opening an account in Orkut.. but am facing problems with regards to the language used,.. I need to convert it in English but its appearing in Chinese,..
Anybody there to help me out with this..

Posted by Anushia on September 10, 2007 at 10:35 AM PDT #

I tried Bengali and it worked too. but the problem is that the font size is very small, making it illegible to read. i didn't even find any option called font size or so. please help...

Posted by Nick on September 20, 2007 at 03:39 AM PDT #

This blog is great!!! Very good informations. THX

Posted by Michael on February 15, 2008 at 05:59 AM PST #

Hmm, maybe you have some photos?

Posted by http://karpacz.nocuj.net on February 25, 2008 at 06:23 PM PST #

Interesting article.

Posted by Tworzenie Stron on March 12, 2008 at 05:35 PM PDT #

"I didn't really believe..."

India is fast expanding country. Supposedly this country will be have 20% middle clas. It had 10% a year ago, So India will be enlarge number of consumer.

Posted by Wyszukiwarka mp3 on November 02, 2008 at 01:09 AM PST #

It's nice to read it :)

Posted by Karpacz Noclegi on April 12, 2010 at 04:27 AM PDT #

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