Wednesday, April 11, 2007 by Dave Winer.
The furious pace of growth on Twitter, for me, has slowed to a trickle, and now all the action is on Jaiku -- or maybe it's just that Jaiku is catching up? It's hard to say because everyone's view of these systems is different. Jeff Pulver, in Scoble's video description of Twitter, said it was IM or a chatroom, and Scoble corrected him, pointing out that it was very different in one important way, that people opt-in to listen, and can opt-out at any time. So true. But to others, with very few people listening, it must look like a chatroom, a chatroom they can't post to, a conversation they can listen to but can't participate in. I imagine for some personality types this is exactly what they like.