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I am sure this will not hit, but they are on to something.

I think we are going to see a number of specific purpose devices that are in fact a mobile phone data device behind the scenes.

I’m sure the TweeterPeek is a wonderful device, but most feature phones now include a Twitter app. So if you’re really getting into Twitter, first reevaluate your life, and then check out your cell phone provider’s offers to make sure you simply can’t upgrade your phone to get access to Twitter. Or you can just drop $200 on the TweeterPeek and call it good. Your call.

More at CrunchGear: The TwitterPeek is a Peek that tweets

How can that be legal? Or ethical? Maybe there is a thin line between journalism reporting the “news”, but internal documents was stolen and providing fuel for TechCrunch’s revenues (now I am capitalist and entrepreneur, so there is no wrong in making money, but stolen goods is not ok).

The statement; “News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising,” kind of falls flat when journalists live of advertising.

Besides, Twitter is a private company, held be a very private group. For public companies, journalists have a responsibility to uncover certain things, to the public (and thus their shareholders), but not for private companies.

Now if those documents would prove that Twitter was doing something illegal or unethical that would be a different story, but this is internal strategies, meetings etc, it’s the company counterpart of somebody taking your diary and publishing the juicy parts on the Internet.

Continued from my previous post yesterday. Some more thought, and predictions of the future to come 😉

The diversification of micro-blogging will not only be on business models, the nature of micro-blogging will change and will be the carrier of a great number of types of conversations and snippets of input and output.

The big change in search introduced by Google was relevance. Not perfect, but relevant enough to be useful, the same thing will happen with micro-blogging and the growing interchange of these small messages, will need to be relevant for micro-blogging to be useful and survive in the long-run.

The “spammy” companies that use it to promote their products and services have a place in all this, but that will work just as well as non-targeted advertising on the Internet did in the 1990-ies (which is just as bad as off-line…), so promotion and PR online will have to find new models, were they engage in relevant conversations with target groups or can pin-point there messages/information where it’s relevant at that time.

Some things I think we will see:

Micro-conversations. What we call micro-blogging today, will probably more accurately be “micro-conversations” in the future.

Event feeds. Pushed event feeds from media houses such as CNN that can push their news stories in real-time, this is valuable for a lot of people even though the tweets are one-way.

Presence. Presence will evolve, something we (me and my co-founders) have explored a bit in GlocalReach, it will control how people and technology interact with you in a much more subtle and encompassing way.

“Micro-knowledge”. Or distributed knowledge. The heavy touted and advanced technologies for Knowledge Management, will find a new home, that is much simplier and will travel through the micro-blogging networks (IBM is exploring this internally already).

The mix and multitude of variation of different sources and with different models adds value in the mix here.

Micro-blogging is really catching on in 2008-2009, and it’s starting to be a global event feed system, and working much like the neural network of the brain, impulses are created in one end, reacted upon, growing, changing, escalating over the globe.

Companies are starting to use it as an event feed of just about everything from CNN that publish news story links in real-time, to small companies building awareness of what they are doing right now.

Some people on my social network online, like Jeff Pulver uses Twitter and micro-blogging to get help and find resources for small or big projects. Others I know say it takes them just minutes to find somebody that can do, or help them with just about anything, just be sharing their need using Twitter.

Micro-blogging is like search, but you don’t need to know what to search for. It’s like a constant flow of new input.

My Entrepreneur friend and business partner Erik and me discussed this over lunch today, and I think that micro-blogging might very well be the “next search”, by which I mean it will not replace search, but we might see an evolution just as we did with the search engines.

Maybe Twitter will not even survive, but there will be somebody else to figure out how to create a business model around this. Or a number of them, and then we will see a number of niche applications around the same event and sharing concept. One example is a new knowledge management and “keep your team up-to-date and managed” service that soon will be launched by my new venture, bootstrapLabs.