Lady Gaga Does Google
The current queen of pop — no, not Rebecca Black either; although, she’s clearly a princess — went to Google the other day to complete the Q&A session that began with a YouTube invitation from Lady Gaga herself.
The follow-up portion of the Gaga’s user-generated-content-based interview was conducted by Marissa Mayer, who presented Gaga with the questions submitted by her legion of fans. According to a statement from Google (via PC Mag), there were over 54,000 video submissions for the Gaga Q & A. Of course, Google and its employees were clearly more than willing to bask in glow of Gaga’s popularity, understandably treating the event more like a concert than an interview.
Google even created a logo for the event, which was shared on Twitpic; and naturally, there was a Twitter hashtag for the event — #googlegoesgaga — solidifying the just how much social media and user-generated content contributed to the Gaga interview (everything).
The event was preserved by YouTube, and the entire interview is available for Gaga fans and search engine news followers alike:
During the interview, Gaga even stuck up for the latest Internet star, the aforementioned Rebecca Black. Instead of adding to burning-hot fire of criticism, which has since turned into a trend others can’t help but follow, Gaga perhaps predictably defended Black by calling her a genius. Considering the backlash against the original backlash, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if the young Rebecca Black evolved from a Internet sensation into a “legitimate” recording artist who appears as an opening act on Gaga’s next tour.