Data Strategy

October 28, 2007

Orkut on Orkut

Filed under: Network analysis, People and Data — chucklam @ 10:57 pm

Orkut Buyukkokten, founder of, will talk at Stanford today about “Who do you know: The Social Network Revolution”. The talk will be in Gates 498 at 5pm.


Online social networks fundamentally change the way we get connected.
The people we cross paths with have the biggest influence in our
lives. Now it’s easier to cross paths than ever as we are much closer
and so much more connected. In this talk I will discuss the
motivation behind the development of, touch on the social
and technical aspects of implementing and maintaining a system that
has over 60 million users and reflect on the lessons we learned.


Orkut Buyukkokten is a software engineer and product manager at
Google. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford in
2002. He has been building and working on online communities the past six years. His interests include social networks, interface design
and mobile applications.


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