Google announces that it plans to shut down its first social networking site, Orkut, on September 30, 2014. Google plans to dedicate its resources to Google+, Blogger, and YouTube. Users can download their posts from Google Takeout, and the site will be archived by Google:
It’s been a great 10 years, and we apologize to those still actively using the service. We hope people will find other online communities to spark more conversations and build even more connections for the next decade and beyond.