Google wants you to know how to use Google Glass without looking like a creepy or rude person aka “Glasshole”. The new guideline released for Google Glass users have suggestion about how to wear Glass without making others uncomfortable.
The web giant released the first experimental version of Google Glass last year and many curious geek bought the prototype Glass for $1500. Glass wearer may think that they look cool wearing a head computer but others seem to think otherwise.
Due to its built in camera that can record videos and take pictures at voice command the Glass has not been accepted with wide arms in society. Addressing the issue Google advised its users about the Dos and Don’t of using Glass to avoid looking like a “Glasshole”. Here are some of the funniest and quirkiest suggestion points straight from the Glass Don’t list.
Be creepy or rude (aka, a “Glasshole”).
Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy. Be polite and explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way. In places where cell phone cameras aren’t allowed, the same rules will apply to Glass.
If you’re asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.
Wear it and expect to be ignored.
Let’s face it, you’re gonna get some questions. Be patient and explain that Glass has a lot of the same features as a mobile phone (camera, maps, email, etc.). Also, develop your own etiquette.
If you’re worried about someone interrupting that romantic dinner at a nice restaurant with a question about Glass, just take it off and put it around the back of your neck or in your bag.
Glass was built for short bursts of information and interactions that allow you to quickly get back to doing the other things you love.
If you find yourself staring off into the prism for long periods of time you’re probably looking pretty weird to the people around you. So don’t read War and Peace on Glass. Things like that are better done on bigger screens.