I am on Facebook for the last five month or so. I kind of liked Facebook for their cute colour and fonts, layout and interactive networking options. I felt Facebook looks classy and more social networking than Orkut. I wondered why, Google, with all their mastery of building a brand was neglecting Orkut. If Google made up its mind, it could have taken Orkut way beyond what is is now. But I have never seen Orkut move beyond what it was a year or two ago, except for the new interface they recently launched. I was all the time wondering why!
Untill I read Dennis Yu and his how to spam Facebook like a pro.According to him, many of the games, the quizes and the other applications that keep popping up while you are on Facebook are aimed at doing three things:
- Installing a spyware or a tracking cookie on your computer which will later open a back door from your computer to smuggle out information
- Trick you into giving up your email address and phone number
- Trick you into giving up your or your friend's profile information
Now I think I know why Google is keeping Orkut simple. It is just about social networking and nothing else.