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 … [Read more...] about Google Culls Its Flock – Jaiku and more gone
First there was Jaiku, then there was twitter (and again)...Now I've setup a Blacknight thing on Facebook...If you're on Facebook then why not join us - I'll probably push out a few "special" promotions to our facebook fans in the coming weeks, but I want to get at least 100 fans on there before I consider it (setting goals makes it easier in some ways ....)And if anyone who … [Read more...] about Using And Abusing Social Media (a little)
I spend a silly amount of time online every week.I've got accounts on most of the mainstream social networks (God I hate that term!), as well as twitter, jaiku, loads of fora, mailing lists and of course instant messaging systems.My typical daily routine used to involve checking my email before I'd even had a shower in the morning, so this cartoon from XKCD brought a smile to … [Read more...] about Maybe We’re Too Connected?
After an extended period of downtime, while it was moved onto the Google infrastructure, Jaiku is back online.Ciaran was following the migration's progress over on Jaiku Invites.They seem to have opened up the invitations, presumably because they're on a much bigger platform than before and can manage the load, but whether the service will "take off" or not is hard to say. … [Read more...] about Jaiku Back Online
Image by Irish Typepad via FlickrI'm always amazed at the silly / insane / nonsensical junk that comes out of some companies and organisations.Enterprise Ireland seem to be funding a Template Monster clone, which is linked into Digiweb. Why should tax payers be paying for another Eoin Costello project? If it's commercially viable shouldn't it be able to stand on its own two … [Read more...] about More Irish Online Idiocy – Enterprise Ireland Fund Template Monster Clone?