Today is Jaiku Day in TwitterLand
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 by Dave Winer.
Congratulations to the folks at Jaiku for their deal to be acquired by Google.
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."
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.)
Scoble called while we were at lunch, saying this isn't about Twitter, it's about Facebook. Probably so.