Google entered the Social networking scene with Orkut. It has become one of the more popular networking sites in Brazil and India. It is interesting how these sites are being used to keep in touch and share ideas but some groups on Orkut are coming up with new reasons to connect. This article from an Indian newspaper discusses how refugee groups in India are using social networkings site to connect and share their experiences with people back in their home country.
“Many second and third-generation refugees in India are actively networking on sites like Orkut, Facebook and Hi5. They share their experiences with others sailing in the same boat and even push forward their viewpoint on issues concerning their homeland.”