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.
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.