Dodgeball? Jotspot? Jaiku!

I’m already getting sick of all the talk that the Jaiku acquisition by Google means the death of Twitter. Of course where is this talk happening? Twitter! Heh.

Tim O’Reilly put it right: Jaiku’s strength wasn’t as a competitor to Twitter at all. It was the mobile presence and aggregation features that I liked over on Jaiku. Jaiku has a mobile client, in particular, that’s really great.

The more troubling thing is that Google acquires companies and then we never hear about these companies again. Will that happen to Jaiku? I hope not.

As Jonathan Davies says, Jaiku’s other strength is in aggregating RSS feeds into one place. Interesting that Google is building a very strong position in the RSS ecosystem with Google Reader and Feedburner and now Jaiku. Interesting, will Google use its RSS position against Facebook? We’ll see come November 5.

Imagine if Google made a more open social networking tool than Facebook all via RSS feeds? Stick that into your RSS feed reader and smoke it!

Anyway, I’ve had a Jaiku account for a while and like it. Hope to see what they do next.

70 thoughts on “Dodgeball? Jotspot? Jaiku!

  1. I don’t think the concept of microblogging itself can die, either with twitter or jaiku. Both are now positioned to take advantages in different domains. Jaiku is slated to become the mobile twitter from the gPhone in its due course, and Twitter still rules the roost in text simplicity, and the social need to shout-out is going to remain forever.

    I am an avid microblogger, and have an account on twitter, as well as an Indian site chittR, which also scores in simplicity and UI. Bet its an alpha, but works pretty well in cross platform.

    I would wait for Jaiku to figure in the gPhone and also looking forward for Google’s answer to facebook in November

  2. I don’t think the concept of microblogging itself can die, either with twitter or jaiku. Both are now positioned to take advantages in different domains. Jaiku is slated to become the mobile twitter from the gPhone in its due course, and Twitter still rules the roost in text simplicity, and the social need to shout-out is going to remain forever.

    I am an avid microblogger, and have an account on twitter, as well as an Indian site chittR, which also scores in simplicity and UI. Bet its an alpha, but works pretty well in cross platform.

    I would wait for Jaiku to figure in the gPhone and also looking forward for Google’s answer to facebook in November

  3. You are right, Google buys everything and dumps it pretty much. But at the same time it’s gaining traction in terms of new accounts – transferred from dodgeball etc to google. So, it’s culling any competition, while taking adavantage. But, I certainly hope it’s not going to kill Jaiku.

  4. You are right, Google buys everything and dumps it pretty much. But at the same time it’s gaining traction in terms of new accounts – transferred from dodgeball etc to google. So, it’s culling any competition, while taking adavantage. But, I certainly hope it’s not going to kill Jaiku.

  5. > Imagine if Google made a more open social networking
    > tool than Facebook all via RSS feeds? Stick that into
    > your RSS feed reader and smoke it!

    The most interesting thing you’ve said so far.

    Imagine linking this with a “believability – expert – I trust this person – reputation” score (like eBay feedback) and OpenID and you have a cool distributed eBay type of social network, where spam just sort of disappears. And interesting people rise to the top.

    I hate the fact that my eBay reputation is great, but I modded ‘troll’ in slashdot. Don’t they know I’m reputable?! ;-)

    But it’d work on all sorts of platforms (could we hook in facebook RSS + myspace RSS into it as well?)…

    I like that idea.

    wikipedia: wuffie

    Nice post. Keep it up Scoble!

    monk.e.boy

  6. > Imagine if Google made a more open social networking
    > tool than Facebook all via RSS feeds? Stick that into
    > your RSS feed reader and smoke it!

    The most interesting thing you’ve said so far.

    Imagine linking this with a “believability – expert – I trust this person – reputation” score (like eBay feedback) and OpenID and you have a cool distributed eBay type of social network, where spam just sort of disappears. And interesting people rise to the top.

    I hate the fact that my eBay reputation is great, but I modded ‘troll’ in slashdot. Don’t they know I’m reputable?! ;-)

    But it’d work on all sorts of platforms (could we hook in facebook RSS + myspace RSS into it as well?)…

    I like that idea.

    wikipedia: wuffie

    Nice post. Keep it up Scoble!

    monk.e.boy

  7. Jaiku is prettier and thta’s all it counts for me.

    btw, been waiting for jotspot over a year now, HURRY UP GODDAMNIT!

  8. Jaiku is prettier and thta’s all it counts for me.

    btw, been waiting for jotspot over a year now, HURRY UP GODDAMNIT!

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