Orkut Büyükkökten is a Turkish software engineer who has a Ph.D. in computer science. He has developed 3 social networks, Club Nexus, inCircle, and Orkut. He started developing his first social network in 2000, and started working for Google a couple of years later. He decided to use his 20% free time to work on another social network. Marissa Mayer convinced him to name it after himself, and they named it Orkut. Currently, Orkut Büyükkökten is a product manager at Google. He also is a certified masseur, an avid ballroom dancer and likes to make chocolate fondue.

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