This is an interesting device that, although not necessarily usefull on its own, could be expanded through third party services. Here are three ideas:
1) Tweet to Text service. Imagine a service that would respond to “@tweet2SMS *Bruno text message” by sending the message as an SMS to Bruno who’s cell number I stored privately on the tweet2SMS website. bruno can then respond to my SMS by starting his text message with @ludozone.
2) FBcontrol service. Updating my status could be as easy as “@FBcontrol Heading out to the Caps Game”. I could also get FB notifications as DMs. All configurations would be through a private FB app.
3) Alerts Central Service. Expanding on the previous idea, a service that DMs me when I get an email from my boss, when the outdoor temperature dips below freezing, or when the airfare to Miami I am hoping for becomes available. All the alerts would be customizable on a website. Yes, I would still need to access the web somewhere, but I probably have a computer at home or at the office.
I think that all of these technologies are just that: technologies. We are very quickly moving into a world when the technology becomes irrelevant and the type of communication automatically designates the platform that is used (e.g. private message, public message, interactive session, etc…). Google Wave is the first real example of that idea. Maybe a Wave Tweak is what we need?
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