#IfIHadGlass winners are a mix of celebs and regular people

#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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10 Comments

1. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

'Regular' people? PFFT................. At least LeVar Burton will look like Geordi, again xD

2. cdgm2509

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

What the F they mean by "regular people"?

3. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

That's what I'm screamin D:

10. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

5. gogowho

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

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

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Soulja Boy? wtf at least get a decent rapper

7. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 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.

8. prince9030

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

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

9. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Marketing my friend, marketing.

11. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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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