Enable Publishing Google+ Posts on your Orkut Profile

Five years ago, I was not on Facebook or Twitter. MySpace was not something I cared of either. Social networking meant being on Orkut. Orkut was special because as a popular social product in India, it actually ended up getting me in touch with my friends from school.

Lately, I have not checked my Orkut profile for months on end while I check my other social profiles atleast once daily.

Today, Orkut rolled out a new feature that allows users to link their Google+ profiles with their Orkut profiles.

Login to your Orkut account and ideally you should see the option to link it with your Google+ account as seen in the screenshot above.

Now Allow your Google+ public posts to be published on Orkut.

You will notice that your old Orkut profile image has been replaced with the one from Google+.

Is it the end of Orkut?

Considering Orkut still has millions of active users and Google+ is still relatively modestly successful, I did not really think Orkut would be closed down by Google. But options like this one and also other previous features like importing photos from Orkut to Google+ actually allow users to sort of co-opt Orkut into their Google+ profile. Orkut might not close down anytime soon but it seems like the beginning of the end for it.

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10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [05 – 11 Dec 2011]

This week was interesting for internet users in India. India’s telecom Minister came under immense criticism because he asked companies like Google and Facebook to remove and monitor content on social networks. This amounted to internet censorship and there was a lot of criticism against such ideas. Google+ circles also made into Gmail and Facebook has finally started rolling out Timelines on user profiles. Posts on these topics were the most popular. :-)

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Congress website hacked, Official content replaced by pornographic message
  2. Facebook to Release Subscribe Button for Websites
  3. Google+ Circles Gets Integrated into Gmail!
  4. Show only ‘Subscribe’ button on your Facebook profile [How-to]
  5. Download your Facebook Albums in ZIP file
  6. Indian Government Flip-flops on Internet Censorship!
  7. How to move photos from one album to another on Facebook
  8. Facebook’s top ten Global and Indian topics of 2011
  9. How to deal with useless/repetitive updates in Facebook News Feed
  10. Facebook Timelines Starts Rollout in New Zealand

Which post was your favourite of this week? Do drop in your comments and let me know.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [28 Nov – 04 Dec 2011]

This week we had only 10 posts published but a lot of social interaction to them. WordAds was introduced, so was the new Google bar but the most popular post was about Facebook committing to better privacy in the future ahead.

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Facebook Commits to Better Privacy, But Will You Trust It?
  2. 5 Reasons Google Music Could Win Against Apple’s iTunes!
  3. New Google Bar Brings Search Across All Google Products
  4. YouTube’s New Design is Available!
  5. WordAds – WordPress Competition to Google Adsense
  6. How Chrome Raced to 2nd Spot in 2 Years! [Browser Wars]
  7. [Showdown] Google+ Vs. Twitter
  8. Create an Address Book of Your Twitter Contacts
  9. Qwiki – View Video Presentations On Any Topic!
  10. Best App for Twitter on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry

Do drop in your comments on which post was your favourite this week.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [14 – 20 Nov 2011]

This week we did something different but featuring an interview with Gaurav Singh, the man who put together WordCamp 2011 in Jabalpur. That interview was the most popular post this week.

We will be soon bring you more interviews with interesting people doing interesting things.

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Gaurav Singh on Organizing WordCamp Jabalpur 2011
  2. Why Google’s Search Results Are Better Than Bing!
  3. Enable Google+ Page and Your Blog for Direct Connect
  4. Online Tool To Check and Improve How Google Displays Your Search Results
  5. Use Google to Search for Connecting Flights
  6. Showdown: Echofon Vs. TweetDeck For Windows
  7. Nokia Launches Lumia 800 in India: Runs on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
  8. Search for Google Images by Drawing with Online Tool
  9. AIM Preview: Chat with Gmail, Facebook and AIM Buddies!
  10. [Online Tip] Create and Share Short Links that Expire

Do drop in your comments.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [07 – 13 Nov 2011]

This week our most popular posts we about Google+ and Facebook. I guess social media is the trend. We did not have a lot of posts this week but the social interaction was better than ever. Partly it was because of increased number of shares on Google+.

We have not changed our strategy but Google Reader has. The old ‘Likes’ to our articles have changed into +1s.

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Google+ Adds Pages to Support Brands
  2. Download Firefox 8.0 – Built in with Twitter Search
  3. Facebook Gets Multiple Fake Official Pages on Google+
  4. Aircel and Airtel Confirm Launch of Apple iPhone 4S in India
  5. Facebook Kills Off Automated Notes
  6. How Modems Evolved With The Internet! [Infographic]
  7. Adobe Loves Apple: To Discontinue Flash Support for Mobile Platforms
  8. Google Diagnostic Tool Suggests Google.com Contains Malware!
  9. Use Email Account to Post on Twitter – twitemail
  10. Creepy – Tracks Your Friends using Twitter/Flickr’s GPS Data

Do drop in your comments.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [31 Oct – 06 Nov 2011]

Social media is playing a big part in our lives and Facebook along with Google+ are the most in news with their problems, features and updates. But sometimes they are in the news as competitors to each other and it is no wonder the most popular post of week was one that pitted Facebook against its rival Google+.

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Showdown: Google+ Vs. Facebook
  2. Flowchart to Decide Which Social Network to Post on!
  3. How to Opt Out of Facebook’s ‘Timeline’ Feature
  4. Get iPhone UI on Your Android Phone
  5. Google’s Galaxy Nexus Opens Registration in India
  6. Google Reader Gets Revamped to Mixed Response!
  7. Google+ Gets Integrated with YouTube and Chrome
  8. Google Gets the World to “Do a Barell Roll”
  9. How to Recover Your Old Google Reader Data
  10. Online Tool to Upload MP3 file to YouTube – mp32tube

Hope you are enjoying our posts and keep reading us. :-)

Do drop in your comments.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [23-29 Oct 2011]

This week we had fewer posts but a lot of social buzz. It was Diwali season and that explains the total number of posts being only 15 in the week.

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Create Fake Facebook Wall posts of your friends [How-to]
  2. Blog Wars: Impact of WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger
  3. Facebook’s Embarrassing Failures [Infographic]
  4. Chrome Web Store Gets New Design to Improve User Experience
  5. Today Apple’s iPod turns 10 [Video]
  6. 5 Best News Aggregators To Keep Yourself Updated
  7. Solution for “This installation can only be uninstalled on 64-bit windows”
  8. Automatically Play Songs While File Download is in Progress
  9. 10 Latest Smart Phones in India this Diwali!
  10. Find Your Alumni Details on LinkedIn

Quite a few of our posts this week have been by Guest Authors. Would you also like to write for us? Do sign up here. Leave your comments if you have further questions on guest blogging for us.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [16- 22 Oct 2011]

The week was interesting to say the least, mainly because Google search had a small outage. We are not surprised that the post on this outage made it into the most popular posts. But as a blogger, it was heartening to see a JQuery tutorial make it to the top as our most popular post. When it comes to popularity, tutorials beat trends. :-)

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. Create Portfolio with Image Sliding Effect with jQuery
  2. Facebook Design 2004-2011 [Screenshots]
  3. How to find your Facebook friends on Twitter
  4. Download “Devils’ Workshop” Blogger Template
  5. Google Outage: When God of the Internet Took a Break!
  6. SMStweet – Simple Service to Tweet by SMS in India
  7. Download Facebook Messenger for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
  8. How to Embed Tweets on Self-Hosted WordPress
  9. Does BlackBerry Outage Point Towards its Impending Demise!
  10. How Do People Use Mobile Apps! [Infographic]

Next week we celebrate Diwali in India; so wishing all our readers a happy and safe Diwali.

Simplest Way to Move Your Orkut Albums to Google+

Three years ago, I would check into my Orkut Account more than a couple of times a day. It went down to once or twice a week when I started using Facebook. Now a days, I visit Orkut, once a month (honestly only to check if something has changed on it).

As a lot of my friends were on Orkut, I had uploaded a few photo albums to share with my friends. There are workarounds to download the albums and then upload them to Google+. Now there is a way to transfer the Orkut album directly to Google+.

Login to your Orkut profile and look up the “Photos” section. There at the top a link to transfer the albums to Google+ account can be seen.

Copy Orkut Albums to Google+

Now you can see all your albums. Just select all the albums you want to move to Google+ and click on the “Import Selected” button.

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All your albums are moved to Google+ within seconds and the best part is that by default, the albums can only be viewed by you.

This would probably help as you might not want all your contacts to view the photos your moved from Orkut.

I know in the early days when Google+ was introduced, this option was not available but it seems a useful and much-needed on. You might also want to check up on a Chrome Extension to move Facebook Albums to Picasa.

Do drop in your comments.

10 Most Popular Posts This Week! [9 – 15 Oct 2011]

As a blogger, I have never seen an service outage that lasts almost forever. This week BlackBerry users did not lose BBM and messaging service for a few hours but for literally over 3 days. It was also our most popular story for the week.

Other than that, we also covered the sad news of Dennis Ritchie’s passing away. I must say, that if he had not created C language and Unix Operating System, our world would have still been a lot different. Much of today’s technology is built on his creation.

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10 Most Popular Post This Week!

  1. BlackBerry Outage Downs BBM and Email!
  2. Creator of C and UNIX, Dennis Ritchie Passes Away!
  3. 5 Types of Software You Don’t Need To Buy
  4. Steve Jobs’ Life [Infographic]
  5. Can’t Kill Facebook, Now Google Plus Targets Twitter!
  6. Find Faulty Driver/Software Crashing Windows Using BlueScreenView
  7. Lenovo Launches Android Based Tablets in India
  8. 10 new iOS 5 Features and Compatibility
  9. BlackBerry services and BBM still down; are you affected?
  10. Delete Files From Recycle Bin For All Users Using Command Prompt

Which one was your favourite among the posts? Do drop in your comments.