Google decided to put its new Events product to the test last night during the after party on day one of I/O. How did it fair?
I caught up with Google’s Senior VP Vic Gundotra at his after-after party last night, and he told me that “party mode” had done quite well. He confirmed this today during the keynote.
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According to the event page, 2,367 of the 6,000 I/O attendees actually checked in using the new version of Google+, then having the option to turn on party mode, which shares all of their photos on a public stream. The event was public because Google turned it into an “On Air” event.
A lot of folks showed up to see Train and Paul Oakenfold perform, and it seems like quite a few of them shared photos to the event page. It’s not known how long the party kept up the 8K photos per hour, but it’s impressive none the less.
I have however noticed that a lot of photos not taken at the event made its way to the stream. I’m not sure if that’s a bug, or if that’s a bi-product of the event being “On Air.”
According to the slideshow from the event, 13,345 photos were shared in total:
You’ll see the photos on the page sorted by popularity, which includes +1’s and comments. It’s not surprising that the most popular picture if of Gundotra and Sergey Brin, sporting the Glass.