Orkut is a social networking service owned and operated by Google. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. It is particularly popular in Brazil.
A user first creates a “Profile”, in which the user provides “Social”, “Professional” and “Personal” details. Users can upload photos into their Orkut profile with a caption. Users can also add videos to their profile from either YouTube or Google Video with the additional option of creating either restricted or unrestricted polls for polling a community of users. There is an option to integrate GTalk (An instant messenger from Google) with Orkut enabling chatting and file sharing. Currently GTalk has been integrated in Orkut – users can directly chat from their Orkut page.