Orkut- The story behind it

Do You know how orkut was formed?
there is a true story behind it....

A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident....
but the gal's name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guygrew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20's, achievement in itself!!.

He hired devlopers from the whole globe and plan to make asoftware where he could search for his gf through the web...Things went as planned...n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy and took over this application. This Software made a whopping 1 billion dolar profit in its first year, which we today know as ORKUT.

The guy's name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN.

Yes its named after him only. Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping.
He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.

ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!Some other

Cool Facts abt this guy:

He gets $12 frm Google when every person registers to this website.

He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.

He gets $8 when your friend's friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if anybodyadds you as friend in the resulting chain.

He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.

He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.

He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.

He gets $2 when you become somebody's fan.

He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.

He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.

He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.

He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend's scrap-book & $0.5 everytimeyou view ur friend's friend-list.

Just imagine how much he is earning.

Isn't it interesting....

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