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Technology and Social Networking in Brazil

By Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012

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At the outset of the Google+ vs. Facebook wars of 2011, Brazil—South America’s economic powerhouse—was often held up as proof positive that Google would one day reign over all social media. The Google-based network, Orkut (pronounced “Or-koo-chi”), created by Google’s Turkish offices in 2004, became wildly popular Brazil (and briefly India), even as Facebook cornered the rest of the global market for candid party photos and clever status updates.

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