Orkut Returns After Downtime
The social networking project of a Google engineer is letting members connect again after going offline earlier in the week for improvements.Orkut, Google Inc.s closely watched experiment with social networking, is back in service. After going offline over the weekend, the invite-only social network returned on Wednesday. Members can once again connect with one another on the site, and those invited to join can sign up for the service. But Orkut isnt promising that another outage wont occur. In a posting that appears when new members join, the site reiterates that it is in beta, meaning it "might require some quiet time alone to work out some issues."
"We hope youll bear with Orkut as it strives to better itself," the posting continues. "After all, thats what good friends do."