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Poll: Google and Microblogging

By - March 04, 2009

A few days ago I posted about Google and microblogging, and wished I had a poll widget. Now I do. So here goes:

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5 thoughts on “Poll: Google and Microblogging

  1. Oh, I HOPE not. “Social” giants playing “quien es mas macho” with my friends list? Enough, already. Give us poor users a break: merge, don’t disrupt.

  2. I don’t think so. Advertising is still making almost all of Google’s revenue and apparently there the performance of ads in social applications is unconvincing.

  3. The instant that they can figure out how to monetize it they will…

  4. sm says:

    I am not sure if you have missed this, but Google bought Jaiku. Jaiku was twitter competitor. Jaiku is currently closed and will be released as open sourced project ported to Google App Engine.

    Here is the news:
    http://www.jaiku.com/blog/2009/01/15/were-going-open-source/

  5. bell_c says:

    I see Google buying FriendFeed rather than start a Twitter competitor. That is assuming that FF can continue to grow and stay relevant, in the face of Facebook’s page redesign and activity feed.

    Jaiku was less than a success, but Google is good at learning from its mistakes (Dodgeball was a dud and Latitude rose up to take its place).