Google has been in the social media scene long enough starting with their first social network, Orkut. Orkut was created by Google in 2004 to give users a chance to play games, connect with others and converse. Orkut has been very low key for most parts of its existence and Google has decided to axe it altogether.
All the content on Orkut will be archived online allowing users to edit the content or opt out from being included in the archive.
Google has said that Orkut will be shut down officially on September 30, 2014 and until then, users will be able to
Log in, play games, & use your account as normal
Export your photo albums to Google+
Save your Orkut profile, scraps, testimonials, & community posts to your computer using Google Takeout (you can do this until September 2016)
After the September 30 deadline,
You will not be able to log in to Orkut
You will not be able to export your photo albums to Google+
Apps, APIs, & games will no longer be available
Public communities will be saved in a publicly viewable Community Archive
If you do not want to be included in the archive you need to head over to Google Help centre to do so.
Orkut is not allowing new Sing-ups as from this week so if you do not have an account, too bad. If you still want to remain with Google, you should consider Google+ that is now 3 years old.