Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Bye Bye Orkut

I just deleted my Orkut account. To me the whole thing was an interesting but failed experiment in social linking. I like the idea of social networks and look forward to the emergence of a more open solution perhaps based on something like FOAF but have no interest in using Orkut again.

If you too want to delete your Orkut account here are the instructions:

1. Select the 'Home' link in the blue bar at the top of the page.
2. Click on the 'profile' button under your photo.
3. Click the 'edit profile' button that appears under your photo.
4. Click the 'terminate' option on the right-hand side of the page.
5. Select 'terminate account.' If you wish to remain a member,
choose 'i changed my mind.'

Given that once I deleted my account I couldn't log back in, I don't actually know if my account really went away or is just in some non active state. If someone could let me know what happened I would appreciate it.
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