As we adapt to the idea of sharing ourselves online, there are those adopting that same strategy to connect us in subtle ways when we are not at the computer – like this creative nightlight.

The so-called Good Night Lamp starts with your own house-shaped lighting fixture, but allows you to expand your collection with smaller homes that reflect that activities of loved ones.

And of course, how you cluster or distribute these may be a reflection of where you want illumination at different times of day (based on expected occupancy) or simply how you want to arrange and remember who is where.

Unlike Twitter or Facebook status updates (or even FourSquare check-ins) these are simply signals of presence – home or away, awake or asleep, set to states determined by their users.