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Merged from the old `Talk:Jaiku' page[edit]

I believe that Jaiku is an emerging community that is comparable to Twitter. It has importance to the online community, as it is used by radio, tv, podcast and web celebrity Leo Laporte. This article is just like one comparable to Myspace, as many people use it (not as much as myspace). I ask you to recind your deletion request, as it does not seem to apply. However, I welcome a more in-depth explanation of the policy.--Laaabaseball 04:24, 3 May 2007 (UTC)


Does someone know how to properly pronounce Jaiku? Is it the same as Haiku? I think this would be a helpful thing to add at the top, — Rdjones 21:54, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia usually has the pronunciation but wonder why it's missing here. A Spanish-speaking person wd pronounce jaiku as haiku since J is pronouned H in Spanish. This article says Jaiku was started in Finland. In Finland J is Y (remember old atlases with Jugoslavia?) as it is in Dutch and some other languages. Then it becomes close to YIKES! Were the Finns anglicizing the term? If so, then J is pronounced J as in English. Oh, Wikipedia, pls reveal the truth. Daedalexa (talk) 19:15, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

-Being a Finn, and thus being able to pronounce the words behind Jaiku's etymology (and being somewhat nerdy, I also speak of Jaiku every now and then), I'd describe the correct pronunciation to be /'jaiku/ (since Finnish is rather phonetic in its writing). I guess in American pseudo-phonetics it would be something like YAI-cooh. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 20 March 2009 (UTC)


This is no ad. I am on Jaiku and many people complain about there not being a Jaiku page. If someone could do this right then it will help, because this article needs to exist Laaabaseball 04:43, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

One thing is that possibly show some sources pointing to that. It's just a blog and anyone might put anything about it. Possibly let an admin make the final decision of the page. He'll/she'll decide if this page stays. --esanchez, Camp Lazlo fan! 04:45, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Article lacks WP:A to establish WP:N[edit]

Wikipedia articles must be based on reliable sources to establish notability, and the author has not provided any ... without them, this is just original research, which is prohibited by official policy.

The author has removed the {{db-spam}} tag placed by another editor (twice!) without offering any real improvements to the article, so I have restored it as {{db-web}}, which is more appropriate ... read WP:3RR and do not remove the tag again. — (talk · contribs) 04:56, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

I am disappointed[edit]

I am disappointed there is no real jaiku page. Are the people who run Wikipedia really this out of touch with the "reality on the ground"? I came here hoping to learn what jaiku was about, after reading the article about Twitter, and was sorely disappointed. Cbreitel 15:37, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Jaiku deserves a page[edit]

It's new, but it at least deserves a page.

Jmatthew3 02:37, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

So why don't you make this argument at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ — 03:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

cleanups to references[edit]

I have added {{cite web}} templates with |accessdate=2007-05-10 for all of the references provided by the author and other editors ... I also verified all of the URLs as working (and not being in violation of WP:EL) as of today ... not that I think that this really helps establish WP:A for WP:WEB, but at least they are all in a consistent format to better judge their qualifications as WP:RS ... which none of them do, IMHO ... "I'm here to repair it, not to defend it." :-) 19:04, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


Thanks to all of you who supported the keep nomination of the Jaiku article I created. I guess it really was notable!

I think now we need to move this article to Jaiku from Laaabaseball 05:21, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't really see that. I don't see a single argument for keep on that AfD that addresses notability in any way laid out by WP:WEB, in fact I see a lot of arguments based on methods no longer accepted by the community (e.g. WP:ILIKEIT, whataboutarticlex, googlehits, etc. etc). Unfortunately I don't see a source used outside of those from Jaiku which meets WP:V, per the discussion at: Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Techblogs, which means there are zero reliable secondary sources currently used in this article and no sources on which to base notability. Even if they're now owned by Google, notability isn't inherited, and we require significant coverage by multiple reliable sources, independent of the subject.--Crossmr (talk) 04:48, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Good, it got moved. Laaabaseball 10:06, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Revert of last change[edit]

Undid the last change as switching from a comparison with a citation to one without seems incorrect. Adding a citation for the comparison to Plurk that explains why that is a better comparison would help. However explaining a fairly obscure website in terms of a well-known website seems likely to be more helpful than explaining a fairly obscure website in terms of an even more obscure website.Ade oshineye (talk) 09:16, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Meaning of the word Jaiku[edit]

Hello. Does anyone know where the the name of Jaiku is derived from? I have been trying to decipher the meaning, it might add some good information for the article's introduction. As far as I can tell it doesn't translate directly into Finnish. I only speak a tiny bit of Finnish, are there any Finnish speakers who can fill this part in? Thanks! Anneaholaward (talk) 00:29, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't have a citation to hand but I believe that Jaiku is derived from the Japanese word 'haiku' and the Sami word 'joik' : —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ade oshineye (talkcontribs) 16:04, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Hey there! I asked someone in my family who speaks Finnish, because the word sounded so familiar to me. Jaiku actually corresponds to the name "Jack" in English! haha!Anneaholaward (talk) 17:55, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Link to the archive as well as the old homepage?[edit]

As Google closes the service on jan 15th the URL to will lead to a dead end. Is it OK to keep the old URL listed in the infobox Company, but also add a link to (Please note, Jaikuarchive is a community driven ad free, not for profit project that only aims at preserving an important pieace of online history.) --Jardenberg (talk) 10:09, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

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