You may not know me but 13 years ago I started a social network called while I was working as an engineer at Google. In 2014 when Google announced that orkut would be shutting down, it was a sad moment for us. Back in Turkey in middle school, I was the funny guy with the German accent. We stay with locals when we travel abroad but we don't even know our neighbors at home.orkut had become a community of over 300 million people and was such an amazing adventure for all of us. All my life, I have felt like someone on the outs: I was a programmer, I was gay or I was short and had a foreign accent. But the truth is, I've never had trouble making friends because I love people. We click through feeds of updates from our friends from under our covers in the dark. Too often, we are hateful toward what we don't understand. I'm confident the more we connect, the more beautiful it will become. It's also why I created the world's first social network when I was a grad student at Stanford, and it's why I have dedicated my life to helping people connect with each other.Nobody wanted to lose what we had created together. Our lives are splinters of anonymity and isolation. So to all my friends, thank you for making orkut such a loving community. As a token of gratitude, I am making a new social network just for you. I've been a stranger myself sometimes: I was born in Turkey and grew up in Germany where I was a geeky muslim boy in a class of blondes. We hide behind our devices, ignoring the people around us.
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