I’ve started taking a look at Jaiku. I’m always up for trying something new, but admittedly find it a bit overwhelming to have: a blog, flickr, twitter, myspace, facebook, friendster (ok, so I tried it), multiply, vox, regular chat accounts, not to mention the offline life.
So I’m feeling as though I need to stick to a few very solid communities, groups, or technologies. What does Jaiku have over the others? What does Facebook have over Myspace? I’m still not caught up with twitter, I feel as though it’s something that could be put to better use than what I see many people using it for (does everyone really need to know that you’re sitting on the couch in your boxers watching the 10th straight episode of Prison Break with a wicked hangover?).
Additionally, wireless ‘net isn’t widely available throughout Jakarta, and our handphone network technology / price point isn’t up to the level (in my opinion) that entices me to even bother using a smartphone over here – thereby reducing my interest even further in many of these groups.
Are there other sites out there worth checking out? Are there other uses for things like Vox/Twitter/Jaiku that would be more inspiring? Perhaps sticking only to music/movie/book reviews? Other type of updates which would be more useful to others? Bantu donk!