Orkut is down for maintenance:
We’ve taken orkut.com offline as we implement some improvements and upgrades suggested by users. Since orkut is in the very early stages of development, it’s likely to be up and down quite a bit during the coming months. None of the information you’ve entered will be deleted, and none of the connections you’ve made will be lost. And, if all goes well, you should see some significant improvements when we come back online.
We’ll send an email once everything is ready and running again. Thanks for your feedback and for bearing with us as we work our way up the learning curve.
Bad timing – I sent out lots of invitations which people will find on their desks this monday morning, but won’t be able to act on it.
Meanwhile, lack of opportunity to discover the service allows time for critical discussion:
– Why Orkut Doesn’t Work (Ross Mayfield)
– Everybody’s got an angle or thought (Marc Canter)
– Orkut (Robert Scoble)
– Orkut – Mushrooms (Unbound Spiral)