Sunday, November 19, 2006
is the result of Orkut Büyükkökten's 20% devotion of his time working on his personal interests.
Orkut Büyükkökten is a Turkish software engineer who developed the social networking service called orkut while working at Google. He developed Orkut as an independent project while working at Google, the outgrowth of a company policy whereby all employees at Google can spend 20% of their time working on personal interests. Google follows the principle where each employee can divide his time in 70:20:10. 70% on his/her core business, 20% on matters of their interest but related to Google's core business of search and 10% time on absolutely anything.