Friday, October 12, 2007

DIY Google result-counter ring boosts self-esteem, isolation

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Although Googling youself is a time-honored pastime, we're not certain broadcasting the results is going to get you anywhere except home alone on a Saturday night -- but that might change if German designer Markus Kison's DIY Google results ring ever catches on. The (enormous) ring eschews all those tacky rocks for a multi-line LCD, which is programmed to display the number of hits Google returns for a particular name. According to Kison, "in a post information society" it's not the size of your ice, but rather "the attention you get from the world's people that counts," and his ring merely updates traditional jewelry to reflect that. An interesting idea, but it certainly sounds like Markus doesn't know anyone named John Smith.

[Via Make Blog]

[via] Engadget

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