Similar to Facebook, users could also use a "like" button to share interests with friends.
Orkut was quietly launched on January 22, 2004 by Google.
Moreover, in case someone wanted to keep some information on their profile private, Orkut added an opt-out button on the settings page.
Scraps were also HTML-enabled letting users post videos or pictures.
The website was named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten.
Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil in 2008.
The themes were eventually removed and an Orkut badge was visible for those who didn't changed to the new Orkut.