What's new with your orkut friends?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 | 12:11 AM

If you're at all like me, you constantly check your orkut friends' profiles to check out their pics from last weekend, see if they've found any funny YouTube videos lately, updated their relationship status, or changed any other profile info. If you have lots of orkut friends, this can get a little tiresome, so we thought: let's put it all in one place. Starting today you may see a "Updates from your friends" box on the homepage where you'll get real-time updates when your friend Divya has a new address, when Priya has uploaded a new favorite YouTube video, or Amar has posted his new photos. Any changes you make will show up on your friends' homepages as well, so they can be the first to wish you best of luck at your new job, or or send you a scrap about the photo from your latest vacation.

Of course, there are some things on your profile we know you want to keep private (e.g., not letting your boyfriend know about that new guy you just friended), so we've added an easy opt-out button on the settings page.

We're rolling this feature out over the next couple days, so if you don't see it yet, you will soon!