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Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga
Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga was an exclusive interview held at the Google offices in San Francisco, California on March 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM. The interview was released online on the same day at 10:30 PM.
Lady Gaga was interviewed by Google moderator, Marissa Mayer, and consisted of questions sent in through fans around the world. The questions ranged from Gaga's child hood, uprising, current stature, fashion, information revolving around Born This Way, and more.
Google Chrome: It Gets Better campaign
In 2011, Lady Gaga was featured as part of a commercial for the Google Chrome program "It Gets Better", which served to raise awareness to LGBT youths that life does get better.
Google Chrome: Lady Gaga
On May 21, 2011, a commercial of Lady Gaga titled, "How Lady Gaga Keeps Intouch With Her Fans", premiered during her appearance on Saturday Night Live. It features Gaga running over the Brooklyn Bridge, rehearsing her dancing, smelling perfume, and interacting with her fans over the internet. Also present are videos of fans singing along to "The Edge of Glory", which was used to soundtrack the entire commercial. The video was directed by Laurieann Gibson.
- Director — Laurieann Gibson
- Visual effects — Baked FX
- [A] Jewels by Rodrigo Otazu
- [B] Sunglasses by Carrera (Porsche Design model 5693)
- [C] Choker bustier necklace by Giuseppe Zanotti, sunglasses by Versace (model 402)
- [D] Bra by Stephanie Paterek
Lady Gaga joined the social network, Google+, on January 15, 2012.