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This is not too surprising since over half of Orkut's 50 million users are from Brazil, with the US and India coming in second and third place respectively.
Marcelo Sant'Iago gives us the details:
(Multilingual Search) Orkut Buyukkokten, the engineer behind Google’s social network website, is visiting Brazil for the first time.
He is in Rio de Janeiro this week, and will visit Sao Paulo (including a breakfast at GooglePlex with a select group of clients) next week and after that Belo Horizonte, where Google has a research&development facility.
I am not exactly sure if this really is Orkut's first time in Brazil (didn't he visit Brazil before with Eric Schmidt?) although I could be wrong. Anyways, Marcelo has a photo of the founder on his personal blog, (English translation over here).
I wonder what "wild and crazy" things Orkut will do in a land where his "pet project" outshines the mighty Google?
Update (4/1): It appears that Orkut surprised a bunch of tech students while traveling to a Brazilian University. (Hat Tip: Ersan)
(Planeta COPPE [English Version]) The Manager of Product of the Google, Orkut Buyukkokten, author of the site that takes its name, was in the COPPE, day 28/03, pronouncing lecture for about 200 students of engineering of computation in the audience of the institution. Programmed to attend the lecture of an engineer of the Google, the students had been surprised at the presence of Orkut, creator of what today the biggest site of relationships in the world is considered, that confirmed its popularity in the end of the event, distributing autographs and posando for photos to the side of the students.
Here is an image of the founder with the Academic Director of the COPPE, Fernando Rochinha. (Image Credit: Planeta COPPE)
One thing about the founder, is that he sure knows how to dress! I wonder where he got his shirt from?