To kick things off this week, our very own Norval Wilson suggests you check out the demo of Sixth Sense, a project from MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interface Group for a taste of how awesome “personal computing” is going to be in the not too distant future. If you’ve got a short attention span, you can jump right to the demo at 6’24”. (via brandflakesforbreakfast, via AdLab)
Reading on Signal vs. Noise this week lead me to Jason Cohen’s post “Sacrifice your health for your startup“. It is an interesting treatise on success, passion and how much of yourself you put into your work. Applicable to so many of us working in the incredibly engrossing areas of social media and digital communications.
Google Real Time Search went live this week. According to Read Write Web:
The new type of results are well-integrated, unobtrusive, diverse in contents and formatted simply. It appears to be a job very well done.
The new Google Real-Time Search includes far more than just Twitter results. In addition to newly updated web pages, it will also include updates from users of MySpace, Facebook, open-source Twitter alternative Identi.ca and more.
Facebook made news this week with the release of its modified privacy options. Some folks aren’t thrilled, natch. This means much more FB user content will be public. Which Google will now index Real Time. John Batelle likens it to a game of chess between the Internet giants.
In other Facebook this news week, the NYT reports that a recent opinion by the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee means that Lawyers and Judges can no longer be Facebook friends. From the article: “When judges “friend” lawyers who may appear before them, the committee said, it creates the appearance of a conflict of interest…” Perhaps the entire Floridian legal community on Facebook should make a pact to commit Facebook Seppukoo in protest?