As you will probably know if you read this regularly I’m a keen user of the social networking site Jaiku. I’m totally addicted to it I have to admit and today they were officially acquired buy Internet search giant Google. I can’t decide how I feel about it to be honest, I’m happy for the Jaiku guys because I love their service and they deserve to be rewarded for all their hard work but I’m also a little apprehensive about what will happen now.
The news was announced on the Jaiku blog just now
It remains to be seen what happens to Jaiku now but there is some wording in the article that worries me a little, like the following:
Jaiku team – “new user sign-ups have been limited for the time being. The idea here is to enable our team to get right to work with Google’s engineers on delivering a new, better service to you as quickly as we can instead of spending our efforts on optimizing the current back-end.“
I have to wonder what this new great service will be, I’m happy with Jaiku as it is and I hope that this “new, better service” isn’t too different. The strange irony of all this that I’m writing about my concerns on Blogger which is also a part of the Google empire, they pretty much own my whole Internet life these days and I just hope they continue to treat me well cos I’m sooooo screwed otherwise :S
I suppose we will have to wait and see what happens, I hope this helps Jaiku go from strength to strength and like I said I’m happy for the developers, it’s certainly better than being bought by Microsoft or Yahoo I suppose. Time will tell…