Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.
Google+ is a hot topic right now, and as it steadily expands throughout the Googleverse, celebrities and major companies are flocking to the service while it’s young (Britney Spears and Obama, for example). Good Morning America now joins that list as it plans experiments with Google+ Hangouts during the Oscars red carpet pre-show on Sunday night.
The show’s producers “will select 10 people to sit in a Hangout during the pre-show and offer pithy, smart banter. The Hangout will be available for the public to view, but will be closed to only those 10 to participate. If all goes well, this will be a sort of Mystery Science 3000 track for the Oscars pre-show.”
The producers are especially looking for users that are well versed in and enthusiastic about fashion while being smart, entertaining, a pleasure to watch, etc. So if you’re free Sunday night for a couple of hours, it’s time to answer the casting call. So if you have nothing better to do with your life: Hurry, as the 10 lucky G+ users will likely be picked by the end of the day.
How to enter:
All you need to do to enter is offer a comment that reflects your personality/interest on this page. One example from a comment entry someone left yesterday: “...I’m sorry -You thought Madonna’s performance was boring? I’m sure we can get her to pee glitter next time..”
As this point, Good Morning America’s red carpet Hangout is mostly an experiment, but if it does go well, the show’s producers hope to integrate it ” more closely with what [they] do on air.”
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