Google Culls Its Flock – Jaiku and more gone

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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. Michael Flanagan January 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    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.

  2. Michele Neylon January 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    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

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