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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Orkut Wins 'Pepsi & MTV Youth Icon 2007'

As the fierce battle of the ‘Pepsi & MTV Youth Icon 2007’ comes to end, it’s time to crown the winner of the much coveted title! The youth of India have voted ‘ORKUT’ - the biggest youth social networking forum, as the undisputed winner of the Pepsi & MTV Youth Icon 2007. Orkut joins the league of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (in 2006), Shah Rukh Khan (in 2005), Rahul Dravid (in 2004) and Anil Ambani (in 2003) as the winners of Pepsi-MTV Youth Icon.

VJ Nikhil, who was rooting for ORKUT this year says, “Orkut has not only been a mode of communication to the youth but has literally given them the power to expand their horizons! The award is definitely well deserved, validating Orkut’s immense popularity.”

Named after Orkut Buyukkokten, its Turkish creator, Orkut was launched in early 2004. It is the biggest youth social networking forum which helps users meet new friends and keep up with the old ones.

"After thousands of votes, we recently learned that we won -- and we just couldn't wait to tell you! Aside from this accolade being a great line to drop at cocktail party, being the Youth Icon confirms that orkut is important to India's youth -- and that makes us feel all warm inside :) We were overwhelmed to see such wonderful support from all of you who have always cheered us on. And with such close competition from fabulous co-nominees, we are pleased and humbled to be chosen as the Youth Icon of 2007." said Sanjay Ramakrishnan, Product Marketing Manager.

"Over the years, you have shared your beliefs and values, and we have tried to foster a positive environment on orkut for you to do so. Because of you, orkut is a living community, and we constantly adapt based on your needs and feedback. We're excited to see that you use orkut to communicate through scraps and personal messages, discuss and debate through our community forums, and maintain and create new connections through profiles and photo albums; and that these tools continue to serve you as you take the wonder of human interaction to a whole new level-- online!"

visit orkut.com/MTVYouthIcon to learn more and tell us why orkut is your youth icon.

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