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Google Says Don’t Be A Glasshole

Posted: February 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Google Says Don’t Be A Glasshole

Google Says Don't Be A GlassholeNew technology often means a bit of a fumble when it comes to manners, remember the intro of the mobile phone – geez your old – where is it ok to use your phone, dealing with loud talkers and most recently sexting, the rules governing mobile phones have evolved very very slowly.

It’s taken more than 2 decades to come to terms with an accepted set of social do’s and don’t for the meek mobile. So what’s the etiquette for using Google Glass in public?

The do’s and don’ts for new technologies aren’t always clear, indeed many are still arguing over using mobiles in restaurants.

So the everwise behemoth that is Google, has stepped up, providing some basic tips on using it’s latest, greatest device ::::
Google Says Don't Be a Gllasshole
“Respect others, if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy,” the tech-giant said in a list of do’s and don’ts. “Be polite, explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way.”

While wearing the device might make one feel high-and-mighty, Google wants its users to stay down-to-earth, in other words, don’t be rude, crude or creepy, aka a “Glasshole.”

Google’s wearable computer is still in its infancy, but it’s future prominence is indisputable, Glass’ ability to let people surreptitiously record video, take photos and empathetically view others has sparked questions about what’s appropriate behaviour.

Just like the dark-old-days of early mobile etiquette, some businesses have banned Glass, in other places, the question remains: Am I allowed to use Glass here?

The general rule according to Goolge is “if it’s a place where mobile cameras aren’t allowed, then the same rules apply to Glass.” So if you’re asked to turn your phone off, you should turn Glass off too.

Google Says Don't Be a Glasshole

Breaking the rules or being a Glasshole “will not get businesses excited about Glass and may ruin it for other Explorers,” the search giant says.

Users also shouldn’t stare into their Glass displays for long periods of time, Google says, “The device was designed more for short bursts of interaction.”

Google also has some common-sense advice, “Don’t wear Glass during high-impact sports.”

“Water skiing, bull riding or cage fighting with Glass are probably not good ideas.”

Google’s tips don’t address the issue of driving while wearing Glass. A woman in California was recently cleared by a court after being ticketed for wearing Glass at the wheel. The court commissioner said there was no evidence the device had actually been in use at the time.

Google is clearly trying to steer users away from being creepy, “Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends,” Google says. “The Glass camera function is no different from a cell phone so behave as you would with your phone and ask permission before taking photos or videos of others.”

And as for the taboo subject of sex, as usual Google has completely ignored man’s most popular passtime…

Google has maintained Glass developer policies since the inception of the hardware, but these new policies addressing privacy and personal data collection, are aimed at those developing apps rather than end users.


Want to join the Glass Explorer Program? google.com/glass
Check Google’s Etiquette Page: google.com/glasscomms
..or the full list of Glass Developer Policies: developers.google.com


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Glass Etiquette via Google


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