Enter the Micro-Blog: Jaiku

So tonight I decided to join (via an invitation from bobcoon – thanks!) Jaiku.  Just going to bash out some points as I enter the Jaiku (the name comes from the phrase Japenese Haikus). Rather than a narrative review of Jaiku (or an overview AKA what the fuck is Jaiku?)

  1. Love the colour scheme, big clear lay out
  2. Oh, nice, location service built in! Much simpler than brightkite, but perhaps just as practical at this stage as brighkite on mobile in Australia aint happening yet.
  3. Enjoying the badges too, brillant little Map mashup in there
  4. How do I find my existing friends? No existing contact import (from Gmail for instance)
  5. Web Feeds: Now this is fucking cool. Photos, blogs, videos, RSS, music, bookmarks and more.  This really has me interested now.

Thoughts: why isn’t this attracting the media attention that Twitter does?  Jaiku is owned by Google now, so what does the futureh old? Will we get a local number to update via mobile from?

I’ll keep watching this space with the other early adopters (reports indicate it’s huge in Asia) and see where it ends up.  If you’re posting Jaikus already, add me.

Jye Smith is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Operations, Asia Pacific at Weber Shandwick. Ranked in B&Ts 30 Under 30, Jye a regular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator who specialises in digital and social media strategist.