…and I’m giving out invites!
Exciting news: Google has bought Jaiku today.What does that mean? First and foremost, we’re of course continuing to support our existing users. So fear not: your Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work normally.
That said, 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. Existing users will still be able to invite their friends, and those who are not yet on Jaiku can send us a request for an invitation to join.
We’ve put together a short FAQ about the acquisition, and we’ll continue to provide support on the #jaiku channel. But we’re eager to go beyond what’s there today, and build something completely new for you to enjoy. Take this as an invitation to join us on a journey to reinvent how you communicate and stay in touch with the people you care about.
Jyri, Petteri, and team
As most of you will have heard (and if you haven’t, you have now), Google has acquired Jaiku. As a result of this, Jaiku has gone into private beta. I’ve been told that even though new sign ups are closed, current users can send invites. So, if anyone wants an invite (I have 10), leave a comment and I’ll send an invite your way.
If you don’t enter a valid email address when you comment or in your comment, I won’t be able to send you an invite. So make sure you enter your email address and make sure it’s correct.
Update – 30/10/07:
As of today (October 30th) I’ve got six invites left. So if you’re still in need of an invite, leave a comment and I’ll send one your way.