Google released some new upgrades to orkut include: “ » Now, at the end of each update or comment, you’ll see the time it was posted, so you can tell which postings are the freshest! » On the friend updates page, all photos are now displayed in a bigger size and squared format. If your profile picture is isn’t square — it’ll only be displayed cropped into a square on updates page » All comments are now shown as text boxes. Just hover your mouse over a name and a “hover card” will display a photo and more information about your friend » It’s now even easier to start a chat conversation with a friend who’s also using chat. Just click on small bubbles (green means online, orange means away from the computer, and red means busy) that appear in photo of those friends, and a chat window will show up at the bottom of screen,” writes Google.