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“Orkut (Version: beta)”:

Manufacturer of the IMS

  • Google, Inc
  • URL: (Visit Homepage)
  • Nature of provider / distributor: private company international
  • Nationality of the manufacturer: N/A

Type of the IMS / Class of the IMS

  • Type of the IMS: N/A
  • Class of the IMS: N/A

Supported languages

  • England: English

References for the IMS

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?

State of IMS deployment

Distribution of the IMS

Geographic scope

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?: Closed

State of IMS deployment: Available

Distribution of the IMS: N/A

Geographic scope: Global

Hard and software requirements of the IMS

Web browser

Installed base of the IMS (Userbase)


Interoperability and supported standards

Closed so no interoperability

Server-side component(s)

Large database of users’ data and connections, web server, CGI scripts

Client-side component(s)


Description of functionality / features (client and server)

Orkut is a social networking system. Users give descriptions of themselves and  their (friendship) relations to other users of the system. Orkut is invitation only, so there is always a first link for a new user. Users can join "communities" of interest to "meet" likeminded others. Users can examine the group of friends of their friends and so on, supposedly building new connections.

Main functionality

Social Networking

Purchase costs in EUR


Flow charts of the IMS

Screenshots of the IMS

Other file resources


Evaluator of the IMS

Martin Meints (ICPP)

General Comments (free text)

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