Jaiku’s dead

The microblogging system Jaiku just announced “it is going open source”, which I guess is Google speak for “is dead”. The Jaiku team has been working on porting their software to Google AppEngine and now that they’re almost done, they decided not to invest any more of Google’s money into it and open source it, you know, for the greater good of the world.

So the microblogging universe moved from three major players (Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce) down to one: twitter.