Google has offered a taste of its augmented reality project: Here’s the Google Plus page for Project Glass. For those of you who don’t like glasses, from the NYT’s Bits blog:
Google plans to bring augmented-reality glasses to market, eyewear that will function as a smartphone.
Saw this tweet from Mark Hamilton: Great (exhaustive) list of social media tools for journalists, by@macloo Here’s the post: Best social media tools for journalists
If you’re a data visualization geek, you unquestionably have. Google Labs has released its Ngram Viewer. Succinctly put, it maps word or phrase use in books over time and plots it on graph (Read Google’s About Ngram page for details). In a way, it’s a more sophisticated version of Google Fight. :) An example from [...]
CBC contributor Ira Basen had a major feature published in the Nov. 27 Globe and Mail about the growing power of algorithms in the human decision-making process. I pull out an excerpt that’s journalism-related:
Once upon a time, I followed someone on Twitter. This wasn’t someone I knew in real life, just a fellow Torontonian. We had conversed a few times around the Twitter water cooler, but that was about it. I struck me late Sunday that I hadn’t seen any tweets from this person for some time. I [...]
From the NYT: Three Google executives were convicted of violating Italian privacy laws on Wednesday, the first case to hold the company’s executives criminally responsible for the content posted on its system.
From a posting at the Nieman Lab blog: (seen first on Twitter)