Another thing I like about orkut is that while many in the social software circle were at a conference discussing social software, the orkut buzz was taking off in virtual space, a "who-knows? and why-not?" community constructing itself at the hands of those of us left here minding the net.
That, my friends, is a well-placed launch.
Almost like when google bought blogger and Doc, who was present (and who is always "representin'") instinctively knew to say: "holy shit."