Last week, Google announced a 2 week roll-out of yet another new Gmail feature that will add a small column alongside every email which will display relevant, contextual information relating to friends and contacts within that email or conversation. The new feature is called the People Widget. All gmail accounts should be receiving the update within the next two weeks and once it’s active, the widget will also list recent emails, Buzz posts, shared documents and calendar events, all on the right hand side. Users will also have quick access to instant messaging, group chat, and the ability to schedule meetings with other people within those conversations. I think it’ll actually prove to be a pretty useful tool. Once you get it in your gmail account, let me know what you think of it!