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    Why is the Orkut Social networking site lagging behind Facebook?

    Are you curious to know why Facebook has become more popular than Orkut? Do you want to know the comparative features of the Facebook and Orkut? Follow this thread and read expert answers on the comparative study of the social networking sites Facebook and Orkut and know why Facebook has become more popular than Orkut.

    I started spending time on social networking sites via Orkut and today everyone is avoiding it. I want to know why the Facebook became more popular than Orkut.

    If possible give me the detailed comparison of features that are available on these social networking sites.
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  • There are several reasons for migration from Orkut to Facebook. Orkut has several drawbacks and we can feel that only after using Facebook and below are those.

    1. Orkut is built using ASP and Javascript. So it is hard to develop an app in this platform. Facebook uses PHP and it is easy to develop apps in this platform. So Facebook offers many games like CityVille, FarmVille and much more and those things are not available in Orkut.

    2. Facebook is pretty faster than Orkut. Sometime Orkut shows server error and annoying while loading a page.

    3. There is no sharing options in Orkut. Facebook offers easy sharing options. Also website uses Facebook and many other social networking plug-in but not Orkut.

    4. Whatever you post in Facebook, it will reach all of your friends but it is not possible in Orkut.

    5. Moreover Facebook updates regularly with initiative features and they are fully dedicated to social networking. But in case of Google they have much more products and they concentrate more on search engine.

    6. Orkut account gets frequently hacked. Myself I have change upto four Orkut accounts.

    Those are the things I feel Facebook is good social networking site when compared to Orkut.

  • There are many reasons which make the Facebook better than Orkut. The main reasons are –
    1) Orkut has complex features like new contents, new themes, new layouts etc. which is quite difficult for the users to use.
    2) Facebook has come up with simple theme that attracts the users and also allows users to customized themes option whereas Orkut is not quite easier to understand and use.
    3) Facebook provides its users several interesting apps and games and has got several additional features like pages, groups etc.

  • The best social networking site is Facebook at the moment and it is mainly because of its overall features un-comparable against other social networking sites at present.

    Though there are many giant social networking sites online like Twitter, Google+, Digg and so on but Facebook covers almost all users benefits thus more and more members are there and thus positive results.

    Any age personality can share their 'likes' from Facebook social networking site and promote their products by using such facility which attracts many users compare to other networking sites. Huge groups and members in FB thus gives benefit to users. Free Advertising, Free Games, Free Entertainment, Free sharing makes more success to Facebook.


  • Orkut became monotonous after a certain point of time. At that time, facebook was all in the headlines. People started moving towards it. And quickly got attracted towards the awesome features.

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