Jaiku Engine作为一个开源项目被发布

我们知道,jaiku在美国曾经是twitter的一个重要的竞争对手,后来Google把它买了下了,但后来却决定要放弃开放它。听到这个消息确实让人感觉很遗憾。

本来以为jaiku就被丢到垃圾堆里了,但时事发展让人难于预料,Twitter越来越热,让Google都不得不有些担心了。这不最近谷歌的高层多次批驳Twitter,现在又决定将jaiku作为一个开源项目发布给开发者。这就是Jaiku Engine

JaikuEngine is a social microblogging platform that runs on AppEngine. JaikuEngine powers Jaiku.com.

jaiku的博客中说:

JaikuEngine differs from Jaiku in a few key ways. Although core features like the website, SMS (in the US only) and IM bot still work, feed fetching and international SMS are no longer available. — Jaikido Blog

可见google自己一时间不能很好的利用,就把jaiku抛给开发者,让开发者把jaiku利用起来,去和twitter相抗衡。看来google要发动广大人民群众来抗twitter,确实是一个有几分无奈有不失明智的举动。

Useful Google Talk Bots That You Must Add as Friends

Google talk
Google talk

You can do lot of interesting stuff with Google Talk like get alert notifications, save bookmarks to delicious, manage web calendars, set reminders, write blogs, and so much more.

Such features can be easily integrated into Google Talk through ‘bots’ which, in simple English, are like virtual friends who are online 24×7 and will always respond with a smile to your questions or requests.

Here are some of the most useful ‘bots’ that transform Google Talk into a more useful program:

1. imfeeds@gmail.com

Add this IM Feeds bot as your Google Talk buddy and you’ll be able to read any blog or website that syndicates content via RSS feeds.

To subscribe to a website in GTalk, simply send a new IM message that says “sub abc.com” where abc.com is the address of the website / blog you want to read inside Google Talk.

2. friendfeed@imified.com

This secret bot lets you post to FriendFeed from Google Talk. You may submit either hyperlinks or text messages.

3. imified@imified.com

This imified bot turns Google Talk into a real powerhouse.

You can post bookmarks to delicious, send messages to Twitter, submit blog entries to WordPress, Tumblr or Blogger, manage events in Google Calendar, shorten long URLs, run whoisand so on.

4. inezhabot@gmail.com

– Like IM Feeds, iNezha bot helps you read feeds inside Google Talk but this is slightly more versatile. For instance, you can simply say “digg” and it will show a list of all feeds that match that search term so you don’t have to type (or copy-paste) feed addresses.

5. Translation

This is a free service from Google that helps you translate words from a foreign language into your native language. Just add the relevant bot (e.g. hi2en@bot.talk.google.com for Hindi to English or en2hi@bot.talk.google.com for English to Hindi) as your buddy, send him a message and it will get translated instantly.

6. Set Task Reminders

If you need to remember something important, Google Talk can send you reminders for that event.

Just add timer to your Twitter friend’s list and then add twitter@twitter.com to your buddy list in Gtalk. Now if you want to get a reminder after 50 minutes, send a direct message to twitter  like “d timer 50 pick kids from school” and a reminder will automatically pop up in your Google Talk after 50 minutes.

7. Transliteration

If you want to chat in your mother tongue (like Hindi or Tamil) but feel more comfortable using the English keyboard, Google Transliteration bot will come in handy.

For instance, add en2hi.translit@bot.talk.google.com to you friend’s list in GTalk and all messages you type in English will get transliterated in the language of your choice.  Available only for a few Indian languages.

Written by Amit Agarwal on August 29, 2008

From:http://www.labnol.org/internet/most-useful-google-talk-bots/4347/