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Winning Public Testers Of Google Glass Eyewear ‘Announced’

Big hitters and other influencers might be the first to get try out the search giant's latest offering.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on April 2, 2013. @greenidealism

With new inventions comes early adopters, the trend setters and tech fans that have to be the first. Google Glass has inevitably attracted a huge following of people hoping to be one of the early adopters, and the tech giant recently started announcing who was going to be part of the inner circle.

This partial list is courtesy of Adrej Karpathy who dug into Twitter’s API in order to find out who had won the competition. There seems to be a large proportion of high influence Twitter users and celebrities on the list; including such names as Soulja Boy, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyssa Milano and PSFK contributor Claudia Cukrov.

As with any high profile campaign this is likely to be the case, but take heart in the fact there were also winners with less than 100 followers. Plus, Google made a point to withdraw a few winners who appeared to have used suspicious tactics to win the competition.

Despite this being the “Golden Ticket” of technology, it isn’t as clear-cut as it might sound. The winners actually win a VIP pass to be one of the first people to buy a pair of the glasses. This still means handing over $1,500 for the privilege – a price I’m sure many people would still be happy to pay.

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