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Google Neglects Jaiku So Users Switch To Twitter

By: Andy Beal

Over at ars technica, theres talk of Jaiku users fleeing to Twitter due to the lack of any innovation since being acquired by Google.

"Google has allowed Jaiku to languish and is now suffering a backlash from frustrated users who are beginning to mass-migrate to Twitter, a competing microblogging service. Jaikus external feed servers, which are used by third-party Jaiku client applications, have been down frequently during the past week, often returning 504 gateway errors or nothing at all. During the brief stints when the feed servers are operational, they have been extremely slow and often out of sync with the actual content"typically lagging by between four and 13 hours."

I can attest to the poor performance of Jaiku. After the acquisition, I remembered that I had signed up for Jaiku many months before. I went back, logged in, and then added all of my social media feeds. Ten hours later, my Jaiku feed still hadnt updated"Ive not been back there since. I am however, very active on Twitter.

Jaiku founder Jyri Engestrom has tried to allay any fears that the service will follow in Dodgeballs footsteps and join the Google Sofa"the place where acquisitions disappear behind, never to be found again.

Are you a Jaiku user? Whats been your experience since the Google acquisition?



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About the Author:
Andy Beal is an internet marketing consultant and considered one of the world's most respected and interactive search engine marketing experts. Andy has worked with many Fortune 1000 companies such as Motorola, CitiFinancial, Lowes, Alaska Air, DeWALT, NBC and Experian.

You can read his internet marketing blog at Marketing Pilgrim and reach him at [email protected].

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