Orkut down for maintenance

We’ve gotten multiple tips today that Google’s Orkut, the social network known primarily for its popularity in countries like Brazil (and in some circles, for its unexpectedly high Alexa ranking), has had some extended downtime. A post on the Orkut homepage claims the site is under construction. Google services can be spotty, but they don’t tend to stay offline for long. We are not Orkut addicts in these parts, so keep us posted if you see anything interesting come out of this.