Google’s Social Networking Entry

By Deane Barker on January 25, 2004

Google Tries Out Its Own Friendster-Style Service: The social networking space is getting awfully crowded, capped now by Google’s entry.

The launch of Orkut comes after Friendster’s rejection late last year of Google’s offer to buy the site that has become known as an online venue for hooking up friends of friends.

It also arrives as new social networking sites are cropping up at a frenzied pace, fueled by venture capital investments in companies like Friendster and the business-oriented networking service LinkedIn.

Still doesn’t beat Dogster, which prompted Anil Dash to plead, “Please God, make it stopster.”



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