Jaiku now part of Google

Google has acquired Jaiku. Jaiku is a social website allowing you to share small messages and keep track of what is going on. There are two things that attracted me in using Jaiku for the last few months. One jaiku’s ability to concentrate multiple feeds including Flickr, Blogs, del.ico.us and others. Second its friendly, inviting and almost human tone of voice while interacting with the service.

What I completely fail to understand is the suggestion in the announcement that Google needs to improve the service before new users are allowed in. Jaiku will generate a lot of traffic these days, the service is more than fine as it is, so why not capitalize on this extra traffic.

The jaiku announcement reads:

In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have decided to close new user sign-ups for now.

The most relevant way I can see Jaiku improve is by having more users sign up.


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