Hello: Orkut’s Comeback
Once the most popular social networking site with 300 million users, Orkut was shut down by Google in 2014, after finally giving in to the ever growing 1.7 billion Facebook network. However while Orkut founder Orkut Buyukkokten may have been down, he certainly was not out. Instead he recently chose to launch the Hello Network, a new social media platform that is set out to connect individuals based on their unique likes and passions.
Hello hopes to create connections between people that are actually meaningful and have quality. However at the same time its system has a user interface that is found in many games, with personas, coins, points, levels and of course rewards.
Once a user downloads an app, they must then proceed to answer a test that has 60 questions that are based on your personality. Once completed, the software will then choose which one of the 16 different personalities, is best suited to you. Next it lists out your top five main interests and based on those, users can post images and other relevant content. A user can choose to change an interest or ‘persona’, if they decide that they are no longer interested in it.
Next people with the same interest can choose to like and comment on your post, which in turn helps you ‘level up’ your profile. The range of passions includes options like gaming, sports travel, science, shopping, wine, animals, music, photography, art, cycling, food, politics, cars, law and numerous others.
The objective of the networking app is to hopefully make the world a friendlier place and connect people through the simplicity of the word ‘hello’. The networking site which launched in India in August 2016, is currently only available as a mobile application.
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by techtalks @TechTalks September 22, 2016 5:58 AM UTC