On November 8, 2007, Orkut greeted its Indian users Happy Diwali by allowing them to change their Orkut look to a Diwali-flavored reddish theme.
On April Fools' Day 2008, Orkut temporarily changed its name on its webpage to yogurt, apparently as a prank.
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.
Initially, each member could become a fan of any of the friends in their list and also evaluate whether their friend is "Trustworthy", "Cool", "Sexy" on a scale of 1 to 3 (marked by icons), which was aggregated as a percentage.The themes were eventually removed and an Orkut badge was visible for those who didn't changed to the new Orkut.The new logo also had the word "My" in it, as in My Orkut.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.