08 February, 2006

ORKUT

Can anyone tell me that orkut, the online community website by google is blocked in UAE? Because the last time I checked, it was blocked and wasn't able to keep in touch with my friends.
http://www.orkut.com
Please check

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

it is still blocked

samuraisam said...

I assume it is blocked because it is basically a dating website.

arvindsatya said...

Yep when I wrote to Etisalat when Orkut was first released, then went on about how it could potentially lead to dating like just about any other site with any sort of community.

samuraisam said...

It is also listed by securecomputing as a dating website. so, not going to be unblocked.

naamer said...

It is not a dating website, although it can be used as a dating website but so can this community. So should we consider UAE community blog to be blocked in the near future as soon as it comes under the radar?

samuraisam said...

nadia, this is Etisalat we're talking about, don't even bother, logic is not in their dictionary, and double standards is.
The time I spent complaining and whinging about their stupid blockages I could've spent building 12 gold plated 6 lane bridges, solved poverty, and made a cure for AIDS.
Just be grateful that blogspot isn't proxied.

crackingboy said...

The reason ORKUT is blocked in a lot of countries supporting FAIRY-DAMN of speech is that ORKUT pages are developed as in place dynamic pages meaning that if you click on the page, the page does not have a specific URL. ORKUT server actually generates the page on the fly and you can see it on the browser.

This will prevent spy eyes to detect the address of pages and basically they cannot categorize the page you are viewing based on the address(If you have used it, the address stays www.orkut.com whatever page you are browsing).


For your information, ETISALAT is using a mixed filtering system that detects profanity words plus a black list to block specific sites.


As told in above posts, ORKUT is a community, you can find highschool friends unions to advertisements for call girls(well, the latter is really useless in Dubai).

Darnell Clayton said...

Hey, I am asking users within to confirm whether the site is blocked or not. Let me know if you guys are having trouble with accessing Orkut.

PS

Since you don't have backlinks enabled, I want to let you know that I referenced your site on Inside Orkut.

Anonymous said...

darnell clayton slow or wat..

sad etisalat had to block orkut.. outrageous actually.. i just lost touch wid over 200 friends around da world afta comin here..


now i just keep gettin messages in my google inbox about friend requests and posts n scraps...

no bloody use....

Anonymous said...

ORKUT Blocked again!!!! from 26/06/2007.
Last thing i want to hear is 'google cannot do anythig about this bann'!!!

Please do something... just lost 300 genuine friends right from class 1 to university and more!!!

Anonymous said...

can u confirm orkut bocked again?

Anonymous said...

Its a big loss.... i lost all my frineds ....

Anonymous said...

orkut isnt blocked any more..but they have been announcing everywhere that it is soon going 2 be bloked... this morning it was blocked for a couple of hours as an indication or something...n wat the etisalat gives thier explanation : orkut is addictive !

Ish Sagar said...

Etisalat creates problems not service...

Etisalat... if you are looking forward to ban such a thing... then please also ban the clubs & prostitution... with the help of government....

if you cannot do this... u cant do anything better..!!!

there are more that 30,000 people using orkut.... and you are actually hurting 30,000 people by banning ORKUT!

Etisalat.. compare your services with GOOGLE... hardly would be touching 3% of it...

Good Luck, Etisalat.

Anonymous said...

guys!...orkut blocked again....cant access it anymore!

kamalasif said...

Hi, ORKUT was working just fine till yesterday night. all of a sudden Etisalat blocked it.I wrote to Etisalat, Gulf news & report it to google...see what happens.. lets start a campaign for Orkut. .and if some body is calling it a dating site or whatever they should block mobile phones.. because these phones are the worst X rated device the modern world has ever seen. .if you know what i mean.

chintan said...

yeah, this is not gud to blocked. bcoz my lots of frnds is there ..nw i cant keep in touch..

Anonymous said...

Cant believe Etisalat has blocked ORKUT .. such a shame

Anonymous said...

what can be done to remove the block over orkut here?

Anonymous said...

guys..wat can be done to unblock our fav orkut?....lets do something somehow!

Anonymous said...

i have a better idea..let us all 30,000 orkut users go to etisalat office and kick the authority asses.

Etisalat SUCKS BIG TIME!!!

Anonymous said...

this is really sad that orkut is banned now.I was able to get in touch with all my school frnds,and we planned to have healthy family get-togethers in future.People who complain against orkut should know how to CONTROL themselves or their kids from visiting their sites.We can't be deprived of Orkut benefits just because some people are misusing it.
And don't tell me banning orkut alone wud put an end to all immortal activities going on in UAE.There might be ppl exchanging such stuff on email or messengers.Now what wud etisalat do next-banning the complete internet service from UAE?? It's pathetic!!

Anonymous said...

Before banning orkut, they should shut down the "illegal" brothals in uae.

WHATAPITY said...

Be prepared and write down all the phone numbers and email ids from the address book. What if Etisalat decides to block,Google, Yahoo , Hotmail and Youtube next! ?

WHATAPITY said...

I'm gonna call Du for a broadband connection minus the stupidity that Etisalat offers for a price !

robin said...

Etisalat has blocked ORKUT .. such a shame/ Its a big loss.... i lost all of my frineds ....

Anonymous said...

guys take it easy.. wana b use orkut ,,, malayaaleees come on... flash it .change your proxy setup

http://www.proxyswitcher.com/

Anonymous said...

This is crazy! What about us innocents who use Orkut to locate long-lost friends? People who came to know of objectionable content did so bcoz they looked for it, and coz they were looking for it in the first place, why would they report abuse? These are the abusers. Cmon, if authorities in the UAE want to 'clean up' stuff like this, how about banning prostitution in the UAE first? And, if Orkut is banned, they should also ban restaurants, nightclubs, and pretty much any public place that people go to? How about banning TV channels too?

I used Orkut to get in touch with old friends, and now I've lost them again, thanks to this illogical decision.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and ban Yahoo and such chatrooms too.

Anonymous said...

Etisalat creates good service...

Etisalat... if you are looking forward to ban such a thing... then please also ban the clubs & prostitution.......

if you cannot do this... u cant do anything better..!!!

there are more that 30,000 people using orkut.... and you are actually hurting 30,000 people by banning ORKUT!

Anonymous said...

Etisalat blocked Orkut

Its like "Burning the house to kill a rat"

Anonymous said...

Orkut blocked !! As if all the 'immortal activities' started with Orkut and ended completely in UAE by blocking it !! What a shame !!
Let's wait for internet and tv channels to be banned in UAE now !

Anonymous said...

People who used it for bad means are still going to find some other means to prove their mental sickness.
But what do we do now - we have again lost so many long lost frnds !! The authorities cud have taken a step towards filtering all the objectionable stuff..but they just CHOSE to do what was EASIEST for them !!

Anonymous said...

Etisalat blocked the ORKUT......
What is the logic of that....???
May be they can block also bue-tooth tecknology from the mobiles... Cos they are very much perticular about the IMMORAL TRAFFIC....

Jeffrey Paul said...

Etisalat blocked the ORKUT......
What is the logic of that....???
May be they can block also bue-tooth tecknology from the mobiles... Cos they are very much perticular about the IMMORAL TRAFFIC....

Anonymous said...

its all crap..etisalat shud b blockin google first..ders wer u get almost anytin

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha guys .. they're banning TV channels too I think ;-D

They've started with StarMovies ... I was watching the movie Blank Check but for the last 15 mins or so I can see only a huge logo of the channel in the middle of the screen ...

Peace and blessings to all the UAE, this land that has seen morality restored only bcoz of one heroic deed of Etisalat - banning Orkut!

~~PK (who's now awaiting rules for residents to come into effect: Do NOT meet people other than your immediate family in public places, Carry passports at all times so that we can check if you are from the same family, Do NOT look at/talk to people of the opposite sex, ....)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm..One positive thing..this makes us realise how precious freedom really is.However difficult things are in other countries..Freedom is given prime importance.Duo will also be just another face of etisalat to bypass the IMF & World bank clauses.Guys if you feel so hurt why dont you guys return to your home countries..which really needs you and are paying good too.Else you should not complain..you agreed to be in this country and its they who are the people who decide..Its their homeland.Not fair but thats how it is.

Anonymous said...

yes true.. it is their homeland and that is how it is.. but am sure they do realise, this desert has been made into what it looks like today by the efforts of expatriates been exploited in all ways... and when I say expatriates.. its people from all walks of life and ethnic cultures and and how is the TRA going to stop mixing cultures.. ORKUT.. wow

Anonymous said...

I guess ppl who have complained to gulf news abt orkut are sick themselves.They must have looked for such profiles and communities themselves!
Otherwise who can come across such stuff if he remains confined to his domain of friends and clean communities only?

Anonymous said...

etisalat very good u banned orkut, its greate now do one thing ban urself also specialy ur tech support people can any one tell me who appoints those people? etisalat please grow up yaar, grow up

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Sreejith said...

Does any one got any idea how to unblock orkut????

krish said...

http://unblockorkut.110mb.com/

nishad said...

www.orkutpass.com....oooooooops ...only we can check de scraapz... we cant reply... hmm searchin for new 1...

Anonymous said...

Orkut is not a dating site. Gosh people are mad. I was able to meet so many of my primary school friends and my cousins in India and States. Just because there are some horrible other communities why can't they just block those communities. Why do others have to suffer? Miss orkut so badly and I really miss my friends too. Its now nearly a month since i have checked my a/c.It is so damn disappointing.

Disha said...

I have a kind request to unbloc this site coz i lost tons of my friends from my country n abroad because of this.... if people would like to surf porn stuff they would do it anyway.... so plzzzzz dont blog the site for everybody coz generalising is nt gud at all..

chintan said...

its a really shameful for etisalat days r going but they r nothing to do for orkut site. i lost my lots of frnds .. hummm from class 1,school,cold,family all frnds i lost bcoz of etisalat ..now i cant keep in touch with them ..

Anonymous said...

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security

Vazzy B said...

Hey folks...

Using Orkut in the U.A.E is quite a "Pain in the Ass".... well even when I landed up in the U.A.E,
I was dam caught by this crap that I will not be able to use orkut anymore...

But worry not.... If there's a will, sure there's a dam way...

So all what you've got to do is as follows :

1. Dowload this file http://unblockorkut.110mb.com/u.zip
2. Unzip it run the exe
3. Press Ok for the first window
4. Wait till all the three green buttons to blow
5. It will open an IE window, close it or use the same
6. Start browsing.
7. As far as this exe is running there, all your IE windows will take you to any site you want

Perfect isn't ........????

Well folks…. That’s all what I can do for now…!!

Keep Orkuting… Good luck

Anonymous said...

gawddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!
somebody help
orkut is banned........
wht do i do :(

Anonymous said...

hi friends i m Akash from chennai.
can anyone please tell when Orkut get banned in UAE? and have they unblocked any time after they Banned?
Please od replay me.,

Anonymous said...

Vazzy B.. ur idea works... i use it already even though i am not in UAE yet. R u sure it will work when i am in UAE??? plz do reply i am going to be thr soon...

great said...

U PLEASE LOG ON TO THE FOLLOWING LINK AND USE orkut http://unblockorkut.110mb.com

great said...

i am benjaminfrancis u pls goto the following lik and use orkut

http://unblockorkut.110mb.com

Anonymous said...

vickee from dubai...break the rules....

To break orkut block in UAE

https://www.server7.kproxy.com

open this and enter http://www.orkut.com and surf it enjoy the service

but in this connection getting with kproxy is tough bcz many guys surfing through...due to this server overload msg always disturb u anyway try harde and get urs


If u need to study urgently ur scrap means no need to wait for kproxy just

http:images.orkut.com

and login then u can the home page of orkut but only difference is no images displayed..but can see all the contents ...contact me if not work

waseem said...

hi .if every body is telling it is dating website so i can give my id here its rareone_888@yahoo.comgirls cam n seee me here
hahahahahah who will stop me here its not like that they cant see what alse is happning in UAE lets not jus talk i thing we all viwer shld do some thing

Anonymous said...

FUCKING ETISALAT WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY,U GUYS DONT HAVE INDIAN BRAIN,I WILL ACCESS AT ANYCOST,BLOCK ME IF U CAN ITZ A CHALLENGE

Donella said...

cotlei dont really understand the logic behind blocking sites.If ppl wanna access it...they can anyways....doesnt really make sense at all....
orkut was a source 4 me 2 locate my lost frenzz...frenz whom i've got in touch wid after a really looonnnnggg loonnngg tym....n these goddamn ppl have blocked it.....ridiculous!!!

great said...

Any needs to access orkut they will access it via proxys....

Orkut is a very good facility for finding our friends..... all over the world....

If the govt. wants to block sxual missuse block those sites...why orkut...

how can people misguiding via orkut..i don't know.... why they block the site.

Benjamin

ZeRo_KooL said...

Use this website to access Facebook, Orkut, Hi5, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, etc. from work and school when blocked.

http://www.maverickeyes.com

No need to install any software.

Its fast and simple.

Enjoy.

great said...

orkut ... its blocked now also....not opening with this also

Dating said...

So should we consider UAE community blog to be blocked in the near future as soon as it comes under the radar?

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