“Hello to India as a new avatar, Orkut owner exclaims”

Orkut Buyukkokten, a former Google employee who founded the trendsetter social networking website Orkut more than a decade ago now launched a new social network “Hello” in India on Wednesday. “Hello” brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagement, the company viewed.“We designed ‘Hello’ to help you make connections in the real world. It’s a social network built on loves not likes, and I’m delighted to say ‘Hello’ to India once again,” said Buyukkokten.

Hello was reportedly in beta phase for a long time but Orkut has struck while the iron is hot. The app, currently available in Brazil with nearly one million downloads. It is now live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The new social network platform focusses on your hobbies, obsessions and passions and lets you choose personas to show your interest areas. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco and with a development office in Mountain View, California. “Passions are often the start of our conversations in real life. Today’s online networks force people to treat each other totally different from how they would behave face-to-face. Technology should help us become more understanding, more optimistic and better people.” Orkut owner exclaimed.