Google: Why Jaiku and Not Twitter?

Matthew Ingram, Weblog, Oct 10, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Google has acquired Jaiku, a microblogging ste remarkably like Twitter (though as one commenter notes, "Twitter seems to essentially be a communication/microblogging tool. Jaiku, on the other hand, seems to deal in what they call presence management i.e. consolidating the multiple activities/identities that one has around the 'net and collecting them all in one place.") What Twitter has, though, is users, which is norally what makes it a good acquisition. But Twitter was co-founded by Evan Williams, the creator of Blogger, which was acquired by Google. So maybe Google doesn't feel like making him rich - again.
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