Jaiku Gets an Upgrade, Somewhat

Not that I follow anyone actively or use my account much but it is somewhat interesting to see Google actually do something with one of its purchases.

Like many of the small companies they buy, very little seems to come of the great promise. Do you recall Dodgeball? GrandCentral? Postini? The list goes on and on and only a few have gone on to be integrated or enhanced. I understand that many are bought simply for their technology/people and integrated into bigger projects, but wouldnt it be nice if some were actually nurtured and built out?

Perhaps Jaiku has a chance, we will have to wait and see. Having Jaiku moved over to Google’s servers is a start. Jaiku is in the middle of a remake so that it can be fully hosted as a Google App – which should be interesting as well.

Also, per the email from Jaiku, there are now unlimited invitations available.

We've been working on the Jaiku service over the weekend after
finding an issue with one of our servers on Friday. As part of the
solution, we're moving Jaiku to a Google data center.

This is something that we'd planned to do anyway, as part of our
future transition to Google App Engine. Now that we've moved, we'll
need to ask you to review and accept a new terms of service and
privacy policy.

As a special thank you for your patience, we'd like to throw a
little nest-warming party and open unlimited invitations for Jaiku.

Please sign in at http://jaiku.com to review and accept the new terms.

Special notice to users of Jaiku Mobile: to reconnect Jaiku Mobile
after agreeing to the new terms, select 'Go Online' from the Options
menu on your phone.

Anyways, it is good to see some time and energy put into a purchase, perhaps Feedburner and some of the other purchases will recieve some Google Love soon as well.

10 Question Twitter Survey Results

So recently I had the brilliant idea to put together a bit of a survey and see how others used Twitter. Well, I did it. I did have to do some twitter whoring to get the 100 responses, but it did work.

I kept it short and sweet and only had 10 questions. Why did I pick 10 questions? Good question.

  1. People like Top 10 lists
  2. Im lazy and only thought of 10 questions
  3. The free software I used limited me to 10
  4. People are lazy, the more questions the more garbage answers Id get

And about my being lazy – as soon as I posted the survey I thought of 3 great questions to ask. Next time I guess, but for now – on to the results.

My Thoughts on the Twitter Survey

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