Blog2007 ≫ Jaiku's joining Google

I forget the point of Jaiku, it was one of those Web2.0 startups that did the social networking thing, a bit Facebook, a lot Twitter (but better), for updating people who don't care with exactly what you're up to minute by minute... they were the first one I saw that let you do it all automatically, wihtout ever having to return to the site, so while I've not been back to since I first signed up (oh yeah, I signed up anyway) my page there is fully up to date1 with every every gig in Folkestone, every track I've listened to, and every gig that I've listed on FG without actually going to or knowing much about. Here's Jaiku's announcement:

While its too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the coming months to expand in ways we hope you'll find interesting and useful. Our engineers are excited to be working together and enthusiastic developers lead to great innovation. We look forward to accomplishing great things together.

In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have decided to close new user sign-ups for now. But fear not! All our Jaiku services will stay running the way you are used to and you will continue to be able to invite your friends to Jaiku.

We have put together a quick Q&A about the acquisition at

Jyri Engestrom3 and Petteri Koponen4, Jaiku Founders

Not sure who else that I know is signed up, I only know of Kosso, Ro5 and Rob6 who all signed up at the same time as me. I guess now this will start to be incorporated into gmail or something that'll encourage me to use it. Maybe.

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Paul Clarkeʼs blog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Married to Clare + father to two, I'm a full-stack web developr, and I do js / Node, some ruby, other languages ect ect. I like pubs, running, eating, home automation + other diy stuff, history, family tree stuff, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.