You've heard of a poetry slam, but now Google has launched a competiton called Demo Slam in an effort to educate users about its new offerings. The contest asked people to create innovative videos that explain the function of specific Google technologies, but while the deadline to submit a video is over, the real competition has just begun.
DemoSlam.com is currently pitting videos against each other, asking users to vote for their favorites. You can watch videos right on the homepage and pick which one you think is better. Click on the vote button and you'll be led to another head-to-head match-up.
The makers of the videos won't recieve a cash prize, but they certainly get plenty of recognition and YouTube views with Google's promotion. You, as a voter, however, can enter for a chance to win a 46" Google TV or Demo Slam t-shirt, as long as you're at least 18.
Choosing from one of about a dozen tech features, including "search by voice" and "results as you type," creative video makers slaved away at their entertaining demos just for the chance to become viral stars. In the process, Google is spreading the word about its new technologies, while people are having fun watching and making the videos. Kind of a win-win situation for everyone.
One of our favorites is this 'Video Chat Magic' video by Eliza and Joel. In this case, the two friends wanted to highlight Google's video chat feature, and they did it in an oh-so-clever way. Watch their illusion-filled masterpiece below and check out more fun Demo Slam videos here.