Google's first social networking platform Orkut will be locked down today. One of the first social platforms will be a history as it will be closed today. Google had announced to shut it down back in June this year and had asked the users to back-up their data from the site.
Google had also offered these users time until today to download their data from the social platform, so that the transition would be safe and sound.
"People can export their profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout (available until September 2016)" said Google as it stopped creation of new IDs on Orkut account.
But, Google will "preserve an archive" of all public communities on Orkut, which will be available online starting September 30, 2014.
The service that was launched on January 24, 2004, will anyways, bid farewell today.
So far, the success of the most widely used social networking sites - Facebook and Twitter have in fact evolved to an extent that Orkut was somewhat out-dated. However, it was quite dear to early social site users.
But it might not be a great challenge to Google in shutting it down as even the unchallenged search engine giant has moved on to a new platform - the Google Plus.
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