ars technica today had an article about a whole lot of people leaving the locked down Jaiku and moving over to Twitter because of the instability of the service and missing contact with the developers. It’s just funny because Michael and I were just talking about what happened to Jaiku right before I read this article :-)
Right when I first heard about Jaiku, I really liked it esp. because of the whole channel idea which simply made it more than just a Twitter-clone, but after Google bought them and made the whole service invite-only, nothing really happened there anymore, as far as I can tell. No new post on the blog, not a single message on the jaiku-feed. It’s really sad :-( I guess sometimes now being bought by Google is a good thing.
Update: Seems like the folks over at Jaiku are still allive :-)