Nokia's WidSets announced the launch of a Jaiku widget that extends the Jaiku microblogging community to mobile phones.
"Our Jaiku widget brings the microblogging experience straight to the mobile phone, enabling community members to stay connected 24/7," said Ulla Särkikangas, Director, Consumer Internet Services, Nokia Emerging Business Unit.
Jaiku is in some ways similar to Twitter. Jaiku users post about what they're doing, how they're feeling, or where they're going right now.The WidSets service already has more than 1 million registered users and is a handset manufacturer-independent service that offers mobile apps and content. It was launched in October 2006. More about Widsets can be found here.
Based in Helsinki, Finland, Jaiku is the leading conversational microblogging platform that enables users to post thoughts and ideas from web and mobile applications, and comment on posts of friends and family. The free service offers the use of personality icons, the ability to share your lifestream (webfeeds from FlickR, Del.icio.us, Google, Last FM and your personal and business blogs), and connectivity 24/7 from mobile and handheld devices. More details on the Jaiko site.