October 9, 2007

newsflash: google buys jaiku


Jaiku, the Finnish microblogging site was just bought by Google. The full story is here.

Jaiku was founded by Jyri Engestrom, the anthropologist who turned me on to the "Social Object" idea.

Big congrats to Jyri and his team!

Posted by hugh macleod at October 9, 2007 5:00 PM | TrackBack

Hi Hugh, can we get this Picture for a conference presentation from nils?

Posted by: anna at October 9, 2007 5:17 PM

Go ahead and use it, Anna, no worries. Thanks for asking :)

Posted by: hugh macleod at October 9, 2007 9:39 PM

Hi Hugh,

I believe Jyri was a sociologist ;-)

Made a pic about the move:

Posted by: Raimo van der Klein at October 9, 2007 10:34 PM

Hey Raimo,

Last I checked, Jyri was currently getting his PhD in Anthropology. No worries, the truth will out eventually etc.

Posted by: hugh macleod at October 9, 2007 10:39 PM

I still can´t get over the fact Scoble mentions on his blog: Orkut receives more page views per day than any other Google service!!! wtf???

Posted by: Joaquín at October 10, 2007 3:57 AM

the next social guage man

Posted by: sarchi at October 10, 2007 5:11 PM