The term Glasshole has been defined as “someone who doesn’t use Google Glass in a socially acceptable manner.” It seems that Google is keen to quash the idea that anyone wearing Glass would be socially unacceptable and therefore has published a list of DO’s and DON’TS for people donning the wearable device.
The tech company put the etiquette guide together after collecting feedback from its hoard of Explorers, who are currently testing Glass. The recommendations make for an entertaining, if not hilarious read, with some suggestions stating the obvious. For example, one of the DO’s says “explore the world around you”, suggesting that you actually look around and use the device rather than stare at the floor!
The DON’TS provide a little more insight into how wearers of Glass have become labelled as ‘glassholes’. The advice from Google includes do not “be creepy or rude”, suggesting that you explain to people what the device does and offering to give them a quick demo.
My personal favourite has to be: do not “Glass-out”, which apparently means not “staring off into the prism for long periods of time” because you will look pretty wierd.
You can check the full list out for yourself here. Share any ideas you might have for some DO’S and DON’TS for Glass wearers.
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