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Flights are booked, hotel rooms are reserved and Gwyneth found us a spot for a happy hour. Our bio page (Thanks Rob) is now up to 30 people.
Wednesday seemed to be the day for press releases. I know of three that went out including my own. One of them said that there were over 4000 applicants. That number didn't jive with my own searches on You-Tube, which turned up 100-400 videos depending on the search terms and filters I used. At the top end I highly doubt there were more than 500 applicants, but that still makes it quite amazing to be selected.
Wednesday was also the day that Google+ reached my radar. In case you've been living under a rock Google+ is a new social networking tool from Google. I'm on it (Thanks Sean), but I haven't played with it enough to really get it. I like the potential, but it is hard to see how well it will work when the trial is still limited. Invites aren't really available at the moment, but there is a loophole that allows a G+ user to send an update to someone by email. The recipient can click "learn more" in the email and get access to Google+. I've seen those directions posted on several blogs and an official Google blog, so it must be a loophole they've left open for a reason.
I think many of us would have made an effort to get into Google+ early anyway, but GTAWA has definitely given that some extra incentive.