For some unknown reason, I haven’t been logging-in to Orkut very frequently these days apart from just checking / replying to an odd scrap here and there. Logged in today after quite a while… Noticed the “New Look”..
The new ‘rolled-up’ look makes it resemble a more sophisticated layout.. Which I personally feel is not completely in sync with Google’s penchant for keeping the User Interfaces simple. They have also mentioned that they’re rolling it out to “groups of users” at a time.
It’s only the ‘look’ is new. Functionality-wise I still feel its very basic and does not contain the 1001-different things-you-can-do applications that Facebook provides.
“Orkut users can now start blogging as Orkut have promised to introduce a new feature for blogging.”
Another change I noticed, earlier on the left hand bottom corner of your screen, there was this:
Now, there is a Google Logo appearing at the bottom right corner:
Perhaps suggesting that Google wants to associate itself with Orkut more tightly.
Anyway, this is what the people who run the show had to say about it on the Official Orkut Blog.
Edit: I just noticed that now you can add Images and Youtube videos to your Scraps. .. That’s a new thing then.. to go with the ‘New Look!’…