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Today is Jaiku Day in TwitterLand

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named hebrewHunk.jpgCongratulations to the folks at Jaiku for their deal to be acquired by Google. Permalink to this paragraph

I happened, by chance, to be at lunch today with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, the lead venture investor in Twitter, when we got the news (via Twitter, naturally). I called out to him at the counter, while he was ordering our food. "Fred, Google bought Jaiku."  Permalink to this paragraph

The big win of course would be if Jaiku supported the Twitter API in a plug-compatible way. Then all our apps that work with Twitter would work with Google's new tool. Permalink to this paragraph

http://jaiku.com/api (Doesn't appear to be a clone of the Twitter API, but they do have an XML-RPC interface, which of course we like.) Permalink to this paragraph

Scoble called while we were at lunch, saying this isn't about Twitter, it's about Facebook. Probably so. Permalink to this paragraph

In any case, our world changed today, while we were in a cab on our way to lunch. Permalink to this paragraph

Here I am on Jaiku: Permalink to this paragraph

http://davewiner.jaiku.com/  Permalink to this paragraph

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