5 thoughts on “Jaiku’s Presence Absence

  1. Thanks for the response, but remember that Google also owns Dodgeball — which does location awareness stuff. And Google hasn’t done much with it yet. Why buy Jaiku if the part they want is something they already have?

    I think the truth may lie somewhere in the middle: They want to do both… social profile aggregation and location aware mobile social networking.

    That’d be a pretty killer app. :)

  2. just remember, jaiku is Finnish for dodgeball.

    personally i have been creeped out one too many times by net applications that know a bit too much about where I am in space – I turned off Plazes for that reason.

  3. Thanks for writing this response to the ReadWriteWeb post. I wanted to write something myself but you’ve really nailed it. I think you’re spot on in saying that Google are shifting the social web (even the entire web?) to mobile.

    This fuss over Jaiku’s numbers is a storm in a teacup. Hears a thought I haven’t seen anywhere else. What does everyone think will happen to the user numbers when Jaiku is launched as the default address book in every single Android mobile phone?

    I feel a blog post of my own coming on…

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