Toss another victim on the Web 2.0 Whack-a-mole heap: Jaiku adrift inside Google

Don't mind me... I just wanted to say "I told you so..."

"getting bought by Google at such an early stage, unless you are in the business of directly monetizing audience, is just about the worst thing that can happen to your startup if you want it to grow."

Well, turns out that Jaiku is now experiencing this firsthand according to ArsTechnica.  The service has been severely neglected and users are heading over to Twitter.

I'm glad Steve was wrong about Twitter getting sold in '07.  Too bad he wouldn't bet me.

Remind  us not to sell Path 101 too early, before it's achieved enough scale to weather big company neglect.

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