I confess, I don’t like change, especially if the change is chaotic. Yes, I like the older version of Orkut more than the new facebook-like version. No matter how many improvements Orkut has brought with the new look, I still prefer the older version. To me, it was more organized, clean and simple. I don’t like new Orkut because it stripped off the left-hand bar. I don’t like new Orkut because it intermixed email invites, birthday reminders and friend updates. I don’t like new orkut themes. I don’t like new Orkut because of bad fonts. I can’t stand the sight of new Orkut!
I repeatedly try to force myself to switch to new Orkut, but again my mind forces me back to good ol’ Orkut. Today’s was one such moment. When I switched back to older version, Orkut welcomed me with this screen:
Notice that link “Prefer this orkut? Tell us why!“? That link supposedly should take user to Orkut feedback survey page. I wanted to tell Google folks why I like old Orkut so much and hated new one as much as I hate my neighbor’s dog. I wanted to suggest some improvements to make new Orkut at least bearable. I wanted to tell them that this Facebook-style interface is not going to topple Facebook down from it’s number 1 position. I wanted to ask them what’s the reason behind dual-interface i.e. why clicking on some links, for example profile link, takes me back to old version? I wanted to ask them so many things.
But when I clicked on the link, BAM! I got the following message:
I mean what’s the point of asking people to give feedback, when the link takes us nowhere? Just a waste of time. More importantly, why close the survey if people are still using the old version of Orkut? They might have constructive suggestions which Google can implement to improve Orkut.
What’s your take on New Orkut?
Do you like the new version of Orkut? How do you compare new version with the older one? What do you like in new Orkut over the older version? Please leave your comments and if you like the article, share it using the share button below. Keep geeking!