Google disinvites a couple of Glass applicants

Google has started notifying several thousand winners of its promotional campaign, #ifihadglass, which encouraged members of the public to tweet or post on Google+ about what they would do if they were among the first people allowed to buy an early edition of its wearable Internet device, Glass.

The notifications are being made over Twitter, which makes it easy to see what kinds of things people proposed to do, like this:

And this:

But Google is apparently having second thoughts about a few of the winners, according to this post on the Google+ page for Glass:

… we set out to find a truly diverse group of Explorers, and that’s certainly what we’ve gotten. We need honest feedback from people who are not only enthralled and excited by Glass, but also people who are skeptical and critical of it. That said, it’s become clear that a few applications that don’t comply with our terms have slipped through the cracks, and we’re going to have to disqualify applications like these….

It’s now notified at least two people that they didn’t meet the company’s criteria after all.  You can see why they might have changed their minds here:

 

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