Jan 15

Google Culls Its Flock – Jaiku and more gone

by in google, jaiku, Open Source

The online chatter today is buzzing around the announcement by Google that they are cutting back on several or their services - including Jaiku.

I've always preferred Jaiku's web interface to that of Twitter, as Jaiku supports threading - ie. you can actually follow a "conversation" without losing your mind!

Seemingly Jaiku isn't being fully shutdown, but it won't be developed any more and is going open source

Maybe this is a good thing?
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2 Responses to “Google Culls Its Flock – Jaiku and more gone”

  1. From Michael Flanagan:

    Bit of a shame that they’ve decided to kill Jaiku, though I very much thought it was the beginning of the end as soon they bought that service. And in anycase I’ve always preferred Twitter (and I don’t actually see much need for threading tbh).
    At the same time, open source could be very interesting.

    Posted on January 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm #
  2. From Michele Neylon:

    Michael
    The threading makes it a lot easier to follow a conversation. If you’re using a desktop app for Twitter, such as Tweetdeck or Twhirl, you can get around some of the Twitter web interface limitations, however I’ve always found that Jaiku was a lot more intuitive for new users
    Michele

    Posted on January 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

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