A design firm that will be familiar if you’ve followed discussions about online news design over the past few years recently shared their updated mockups for a redesign of Facebook. And they’re pretty.
David Brooks on how recent Internet use research continues to dismantle Cass Sunstein’s original “Daily Me” thesis.
A useful FAQ about FAQs from A List Apart.
A map of New York City, Legend of Zelda style. I’ll go on the record as wildly preferring this method to the “web visualized as subway map” approach that’s been so persistent in recent years. I will also approve of Super Mario Bros. 3 mappages.
Clifford Stoll’s 1995 predictions included “…no computer network will change the way government works.”
Aardvark has published a whitepaper outlining some of the technology and much of the logic behind their social search engine.
This is a game in which you attack your enemies by yelling loudly into a microphone. (Spotted via Engadget.)
Good advice from Robert Scoble on building social software.
Nick Bilton on the cause, method, and effect of human curation of the Web.
I continue to be fascinated by the busy intersections where the physical world and the Internet overlap. Here’s a solid roundup of products making that happen in 2009.