We mentioned previously that Google’s #ifihadglass campaign was generating many interesting responses. This campaign by Project Google Glass is especially fascinating, because it involves a conceptually new kind of consumer device. Google asked – what would you do if you had Glass?
There were some boringly obvious responses, like “I would auction them“. Most people, however, got creative with their responses, and talked about new ways to experience the world around us, new ways to capture images and video, and better ways to share and communicate. Here’s a glimpse into the mind of the contest participants, expressed as n-grams (popular sequences of words extracted from the responses):
Similar visualization, equally fascinating – this time covering all recent social mentions of “Google Glass”, not just limited to #ifihadglass discussions:
Also – timing is important. You can see #ifihadglass mentions spiking around February 23 (orange line on the chart below). Then, on February 27-28th, Sergey Brin started getting a lot of press (green line) in traditional media as well as online – causing another spike in #ifihadglass mentions.
More detailed view (Sergey Brin mentions vs. #ifihadglass mentions):
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