Posts Tagged: Orkut

Bye Bye Orkut … Download/Backup Your Orkut Scraps, Testimonials, and Photos

Bye Bye Orkut .. Those golden days, scrapping each other, viewing photos, last viewed by, checking friends friends …. oh dear Golden days and awesome memories around orkut will end in next few hrs, sad :(

If you are still an active ORKUT user or if you have some data there that you’d like to download, there are easy ways to do so. Before you begin, know that you can’t download information from other people’s accounts. Google only lets you download data from your own Orkut account. This also means you won’t be able to download the scraps or testimonials you sent to other people. You can only download the scraps and testimonials you’ve received and their comments.

If you want to save the pictures and scraps to your computer, you can use Google Takeout. This service lets you download all your Orkut account data in a zip file. The file will contain HTML files and photos. Google says you can download your profile, scraps received, testimonials received, activities and your photos from Orkut. You will be able to download your Orkut data using Google Takeout until September 2016. This is how to download your Orkut data:

1) Head to Google Takeout and sign in if you haven’t already done so.
2) Click “Choose services” and then select Orkut.
3) Click “Create archive” and wait till the archive is ready. If you like, you can leave the page, and receive an email when the archive is ready.
4) Once the archive is ready, click Download. Google says there’s no limit on how many times you can download your Orkut information.

We don’t do anything ourselves, is it?

Today, came across nice little story about Turtles.  The story is small, yet it speaks out a message which is really part of everyone’s life.  Are we doing anything for ourselves? Are we ?

Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don’t do anything ourselves.

A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. The turtles, being naturally low about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last!

For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.

Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years…six years… then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich.

At that point the little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, ‘See! I knew you wouldn’t wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.’

Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don’t do anything ourselves.

Orkut Virus Warning: Bom Sabado!

I got Bom Sabado Orkut Scraps in my gmail account from almost 3 friends in my network.

I wasn’t able to find any official information regarding this. But there is a serious scrap that is spreading verry fast to all orkut users.

Before opening orkut, I searched about this on google and found couple of warning messages

When I opened orkut and tried to visit those friends profile, I suddenly noticed in my updates that I have joined few Porno related community and have sent that scrap too all my friends in my network. I tried to visit that community and unjoined from that, but orkut was so slooow. After that I saw I again joined that community. This is too bad and a scam for sure. So my request is that please do not open your Orkut account any sooner or you will be a victim.

All those communities were in Portuguese language, so it may be originated from there or Brazil, where Orkut is most popular.Change your password soon.

In the mean time, remember these :

1. DONOT visit any profile on Orkut till this script is blocked ( More preciously DONOT use Orkut till this is blocked, as you can get affected by Flash scraps posted on your SB too! )

2. Clear your cookies and cache right away and change your password and security question :
https://www.google.com/accounts/b/0/ManageAccount

3. Let your friends know about this script and make them aware of the situation. ( It’s just an effort to minimize the damage ).

Create Free Polaroid Photo Online for Orkut & Personal Albums

Here comes a small master piece from IIT’ian Ankit Jain, its a small handy pic’y tool to be appreciated and worth to be applauded

Polariod It

Polaroid-It goes online just now… It’s a free tool for creating transparent Polaroid images instantly and that also right from you browser. All it takes is to pick a photo and clicking ‘Create’ button :)

    Pros :

  1. Add caption to your photo
  2. Match the background with your Orkut profile’s theme color. This gives stunning effect right into your photo album.
  3. And the best pros is that it’s free, even without any watermarks ;)
    Con :

  1. Only Jpeg/Png/Gif files supported. This too can be considered a good pros :)

Orkut New Feature:View Conversation

If you are conversing with any one by means of scrapping, orkut automatically detects that and there will be a link called “view conversation” Below ur scraps. When you click on that a separate pop up opens up showing entire conversation.

Its really cool and its the feature I was desiring to have. Thanks Orkut again for this cool mind friendly feature !!`

Orkut Scrap notices!

We all love receiving scraps, but constantly checking back to your scrapbook page can be tedious. How many of us have our scrapbook page open and are clicking refresh on it constantly!

With scrap notices you can be on any orkut page and find out that you have received a scrap – that very minute. You could be browsing your friend’s photos, and find out “hey! I just got a new scrap.” Then you can click on the “Scrapbook” link to reply on the spot. This way you’ll be free to explore all of orkut, comforted in the knowledge that when you have received a new scrap, you’ll know about it that moment.

We’ll be rolling this feature out over the new few days for all users, but If you really prefer clicking the refresh button all day long, you can go to settings to disable to the feature.

Finding Email Id of any Orkut user

Ack:- Jerry’s

1. Go to any members profile who is not ur friend. (Because u can always view ur friends email id by going to friends page!)
2. Select ignore user option which is on left side.
3. Now log into GoogleTalk and go to Settings >> Blocked.
4. You wil get all ignored peoples name and email id there!