I'm Orkut. I'm so excited that you're here with me. You may not know who I am but I've spent my entire career helping people connect online. I believe the world is a better place when we get to know each other a little better. When we connect with other people, we expand our possibilities in life. We build new friendships, collaborate on new ideas and business ventures, and find true love.

Connecting the world online isn't easy. It's an incredibly ambitious project. There are hundreds of apps and websites that promise to help us make friends and find love, but there's still so much hatred in the world, and we're still so alone. It saddens me to see that so often what we share online represents what we think the world wants to see in us rather than who we really are inside. When we don't feel safe expressing our true selves online, we isolate ourselves even more.

That's why I've created hello. hello is the first social network built on loves, not likes. hello makes it easy for you to connect with people who share your passions. I want hello to be a community where everyone feels welcomed and included and no one feels judged. I want you to make new friends on hello who you genuinely care about in the real world. On hello, I want you to just be you! On hello, I want you to always love yourself. When we express our authentic selves, our genuine passions, interests and feelings, we begin to head down the road to self-love, which is the most important thing you can have in this world.

We meet a finite number of people in our lifetimes, and who we meet has a huge effect on our lives: how happy we are, how safe we feel, and whether we find love and companionship. We all want to be a part of a community. We all want to belong. We all want to be loved. That's why the world needs hello. The world is a more beautiful place when we all can connect.

It starts with hello. A simple and friendly gesture can be the start of something new and beautiful. So what are you waiting for? Come join me! Say hello, and love your world.

Stay beautiful,