Jaiku: No more international SMS

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Jaiku announced yesterday that they will support SMS to the US only. Jaiku was down for more than 24 hours because they were converting the software to an open-source version called JaikuEngine.

They will also stop feed-fetching which was a nice feature that created a Facebook like mini-feed (or FriendFeed like) on the users' homepage to follow the activities of your friends on other sites.

In short, Jaiku now is going to be pretty useless.

The announcement on the Jaikido blog says that they switched off the SMS updates because of financial reasons.

Update: Jaiku will no longer be invitation only and registration will be free for anyone.


  • gr33ndata

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    This is really sad, Pownce committed suicide a while ago, and now Jaiku is dying, I think twitter is going to be the only player out there, however I really can't see what is their business model

  • Hossam

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    طب والعمل يا مصطفى؟

    • moftasa

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      مش متأكد. للأسف أية العمل

  • Al-Basha

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    Just use smsbug.com - it costs money but you can sms'es anywhere.