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Orkut vs Facebook -- which do you prefer?

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Last updated on: September 04, 2007 13:57 IST

If you're young and Internet-savvy, you probably run an account on a social networking website.

And if you live in India, chances are that website is either Orkut or Facebook.

Orkut is run by Google -- the site was  launched in January of 2004 and named after Orkut Buyukkokten, the Turkish Google employee responsible for its creation. It helps you meet new friends, get in touch with old ones and permits the creation of community forums that users can be part of.

Facebook, on the other hand, was initially a website reserved strictly for students of Harvard University. It was launched in February of 2004 and gradually extended its membership to include students from other universities across the globe. Today anyone with a valid email address and falling within a specific age group can sign up for a Facebook account. It also offers members the chance to join groups online and run forums within them. Facebook is particularly known for its photo-sharing feature.

So we want to know -- which of these two popular websites goes down better with you and why?

Do you run accounts on both websites? Which do you prefer?

It's Orkut versus Facebook, guys and gals -- so tell us which is your favourite! Post your comments on the message board below!

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