Orkut Buyukkokten, creator of Orkut marries his boyfriend

Orkut Buyukkokten, creator of Orkut is married to his boyfriend Derek Holbrook recently. It was expected as the California Supreme Court has made gay marriages legal recently. The ceremony was witnessed by Marissa Mayer, the Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at Google.

Derek Holbrook, Marissa Mayer, and Orkut Buyukkokten

In the above picture, form left to right you can see Derek, Marissa and Orkut himself. (Photo by Drew Altizer via SFluxe)

When we tried to figure out who is Derek Holbrook, first Google result taken us to Derek’s facebook profile. I guess now two are married, Derek may consider deleting facebook profile in order to strengthen bond with Orkut. 😉

From their scrapbooks it seems that they got married around July 1.

Derek Holbrook Orkut Scrapbook

You can use Orkut’s or his boyfriend Derek’s scrapbook to send your greetings to them. Most of their scraps are in Portuguese. I used Google translator to translate some of them and shocked to see that some orkut users showing displeasure on this marriage. Some of them even posted some of their personal pics on Internet. Don’t ask for links! 😉

About Orkut Buyukkokten: Wikipedia | Stanford Homepage

(via ValleyWag)


Aditya July 5, 2008

Dude, this is insane! I am really surprised to know that Orkut is a GAY? Even I am in the opinion of rejecting GAY marriages… It wont be far when people start saying u “use” Orkut? I am switching to Facebook for sure 😛

Rahul Bansal July 6, 2008

Well Facebook is anytime better than Orkut but one should not make his creators sexual preference a reason to switch between two

Yuppy June 21, 2010

I am with you %100

Asya April 17, 2012

you are pathetic…

Nitin Karani July 8, 2008

rahul, thanks for posting this. appreciate it. but i have to wonder if the news is accurate. i don’t see it reported by any news site. did u put 2 & 2 together from the Valleywag report and the scraps you have mentioned?

Rahul Bansal July 8, 2008

I have confirmed it from few more sources.
I also came across some pics which reconfirmed Orkut creators sexual orientation. I guess Orkut is more popular in conservative countries and this may be reason Google kept this news low.
Also there are 100’s of scraps in their scrapbook wishing them about marriage and some of them from people in their friend-list.
If such a big news had been wrong, me and other bloggers might be facing legal actions by now.

One more thing I like to highlight is that big news site often take conservative approach while editing contents before publishing.

uzama December 20, 2008

wot…? Is he gay?
but few days back I got an email with pictures sayin he got married 2 hiz long lost girlfriend!!
I wil email it 2 u’l if u guyz wana c it.

Rahul Bansal December 20, 2008

There are many spam mails doing rounds describing right from his lost girlfriend to his unrealistic wealth.
This news posted here is confirmed one! 🙂

Paramvir April 7, 2011

@Rahul-Correct 🙂

anurudh ragunath August 2, 2009

hey it is great to see that Orkut Buyukkokten,has intoduced orkut which connects friends and almost everybody round the globebut to hear that he is maried to his boyfriend Derek Holbrook seems awkward… anyways man in the verge of creating a different tool forgets himself….kudos for this person for inventing orkut..way to go Orkut Buyukkokten!!!!!

Wallpapers October 7, 2009

Hello Uzma,

We are waiting to receive those photos:)

Sathish R October 29, 2009

Congrats!!! Great! I would appreciate it…

Prishita Singh (India) December 16, 2009

I dont think so… Does anyone of u have his long lost Girlfriend’s Pic… Please do send it to me…

Arslan January 14, 2010

i cant believe that orkut inventer has marriag with her boyfrnd.
and now he is become the rich n famous man of the world.$

abcd January 28, 2010

This dude(orkut) really need to get a stylist ! check out his suit . lol

come on January 30, 2010

This is such a joke. I cannot believe you care what someone prefers for sexual orientation. This has nothing to do with the work they do. Grow up people:)

ARD March 8, 2010

I always wondered why everything about orkut.com is so gayish..now i know sighs thank god zuckerberg isnt gay we dnt want two gay social networks around

Nitin Karani March 10, 2010

I don’t know about Mark but Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is openly gay. There’s no escape for bigots like you 🙂

deepika April 27, 2010

wat u wanna do wid the fact whether orkut buyukkokten is agay or not……??? i mean, one shud luk 4rwd for the orkut website n nt dat his creator is a gay……..
dats wat i feel……coz in nycase it has made mecloser to my frnz…….[:)]

sojyan August 27, 2010


Ankit Das January 8, 2011

Well even I didn’t know that Orkut is a gay.. I thought he made this website to find his lost gf!

Prajwal April 5, 2011

I am also surprised by knowing that orkut is a gay. But its his personal matter. It does not effect our life(or account?) so just chill.