I was just reading an interesting news-story, published in today’s edition of Economic times. It compares Facebook & Orkut in India. The story which quotes data from Vizisense.com, predicts that inside 7 months Facebook should be able to overtake Orkut.
There was a time, when Orkut was a dominating force in India. If you trackback to 2005-2006, you hadn’t even heard about Facebook.
The article rightly compares the Orkut > Facebook transition to Hotmail > Gmail’s. Although it emphasizes Orkut’s rapid decline in India some of the comparison parameters are quite interesting: