Orkut in an attempt to bring back user interest and to award loyal users has now introduced badges in profiles. This is first from a social networking site.
As per the usual method, you unlock badges based on your interaction on the site. For instance, if you are an active member on Orkut forums, you will get the “Super User” badge or if you create a popular promotion, you will unlock the “Promoter” badge.
Once you unlock a badge, it is added to your profile, now if you don’t want to flaunt your new unlocked badge, there’s an option of hiding it.
As per the official announcement, more badges will be added in the future and the full rollout of this new feature will happen in the coming week.