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Topic # 13753 28-May-2007 09:38
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Hey do any Geekzoners use Jaiku or Twitter?  What do we think?
I prefer the look and feel of Jaiku.  They have an awesome app for Nokia S60 phones... just playing with it at the moment.

If you want to add me...

http://gadgetophile.jaiku.com/

and

http://twitter.com/gadgetophile

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  Reply # 72472 28-May-2007 09:44
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Twitter? Wha? Jaik to you too.

I'm getting too old for the interweb.

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  Reply # 72478 28-May-2007 10:05
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Ha!  I think the kids call it "micro blogging".  Jaiku takes it a step further with "presence" (in a meeting, busy, etc.).

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  Reply # 72480 28-May-2007 10:26
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Ben: Ha!  I think the kids call it "micro blogging".  Jaiku takes it a step further with "presence" (in a meeting, busy, etc.).

Yeah, I had a look at a couple of those "Micro Blogs" to see what all the fuss is about...

Here's an example:

http://twitter.com/frankko

The question in my mind is WHY?

Who wants to read these disjointed ramblings?

Maybe I just don't get it, but I really don't see the point of this Undecided

At least with a blog, you have room to compose a decent rant and post some pictures / YouTube video / whatever, but with these one line entries mostly keyed in from mobile devices, what can you really say that is worth reading?

Having said that, I suppose it would be possible to compose Tolstoy's War & Peace on your mobile and post that as a series of one-liners, but REALLY...  why would anyone want to bother???

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  Reply # 72490 28-May-2007 11:12
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Grant, have a look at Jaiku.  It makes more sense than twitter to me.  You can include your blog feed, flickr, basically anything that is delivered via RSS. 

So it's kinda like a RSS aggregator that you can annotate I guess.  Which is why it makes more sense than twitter, which like you say seems like a bunch of one-liners.

I'm seeking geekzoners that use these services, because the interaction/presence/subscription part of it is another thing that is apparently quite cool.

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  Reply # 72556 28-May-2007 18:46
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hehe, you mean you're trawling for new friends? Laughing

Nah, seriously, I can't see the attraction. I read some blogs, may even get round to writing one but messages like "think I'll take a shower now" don't float my boat. Also, I hate telephones. Telephones to me usually mean more work. The idea of the damn thing going off 24/7 with constant inane status reports appalls me.

Maybe I really am getting to old for the net. Hey you kids, get off my lawn.

P.S. I hate MySpace too.

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  Reply # 72557 28-May-2007 18:51
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It's a good way to keep up with friends while being far too busy to stop and chat. (why am i on the forums? I have work to do!)

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