If you don’t know what Jaiku is, take a look here and here. In short, Jaiku is a microblogging service where you can publish posts of up to 140 characters at a time. Jaiku is particularly handy because it allows for comments (which don’t have the 140 character limit) and there is a mobile application with presence functionality (that means you have an application which can run on many mobile phones which can pick up other Jaiku users around you and also give feedback where you are, depending on your preferences). Another benefit of Jaiku is that it enables you to aggregate your various feeds.
When it comes to Jaiku channels I love the idea of being able to aggregate my legal content in one place and open up a channel for people who use Jaiku and who may want to give feedback on a content item that is posted to the channel or just receive updates on what I am posting about law in one place.
There are a few ways you can keep up to date on what is going on in the channel. One way is to subscribe to the channel once you have joined Jaiku and you will be able to see new posts and comments. Another way is to visit the Jacobson Attorneys blog as well as the Legally Content and Open Law Project blogs (I’ll add the sidebar widget shortly) and view the updates there. There is also a feed which you can subscribe to. As I said, there are a couple ways you can keep up to date so give it a try and let me know what you think?