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#IfIHadGlass winners are a mix of celebs and regular people

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#IfIHadGlass winners are a mix of celebs and regular people
Google hasn't officially released the list of 8,000 winners of the #IfIHadGlass contest (although, is it really a "contest" if the "winners" still have to pay $1500 for the "prize"?) But, Google has been notifying the winners through public forums like Twitter and Google+, so Ph.D student Andrej Karpathy has been able to gather some stats about the winners.

Google said when it announced the competition that those with more social clout wouldn't be favored over anyone else, and has said that an independent outside panel chose the winners at random. Karpathy's list seems to be a little top-heavy, that more celebrities and those with high Twitter-follow counts. But, even out of the 2318 Twitter winners included on Karpathy's list, more that 25% (602) of them had fewer than 100 followers. and more than half had fewer than 1000 followers. 

Of course, that doesn't mean there aren't some big names on the list. Right at the top is the awesome Neil Patrick Harris, who says he will use Glass to document a day of shooting on How I Met Your Mother. Also up at the top of the list are Soulja Boy, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, tech guru Tim O'Reilly, and LeVar Burton. 

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posted on 30 Mar 2013, 15:27 2

1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


'Regular' people? PFFT.................

At least LeVar Burton will look like Geordi, again xD

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 15:45 2

2. cdgm2509 (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


What the F they mean by "regular people"?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 15:49

3. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


That's what I'm screamin D:

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 10:22

10. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Sounds like google was just trying to market their device with high profile people smh.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 15:54 1

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Wish I had $1500 burning a hole in my pocket. Hopefully they cut the price at least by half when it comes to the masses.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:47

5. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Can I really see something in front of me?
unable to imagine

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:53 2

6. vincelongman (Posts: 642; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Soulja Boy? wtf at least get a decent rapper

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 18:28

7. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Knew they wouldn't give much to the regular people, its more of a marketing campaign instead of a testing on the Google Glass.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 00:51 2

8. prince9030 (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


Why the f**k do they need it. They can afford it already but yet they are getting it for free

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 03:31 1

9. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Marketing my friend, marketing.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 10:26 1

11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


No one is getting it for free. As stated in the first sentence of this article, the "winners" of the contest still have to pay $1500 for Glass.

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