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Google encourages Glass users to ‘explore the world’ and avoid being a ‘Glasshole’


Google has posted a new web page that lists several “do’s” and “don’ts” for Glass users. A lot of the information is common sense (along the lines of “Don’t use Glass when participating in high-impact sports”), but it’s nice to see Google giving new Glass users some quick tips to get the most out of their hardware (and make sure friends and family don’t get snubbed in the process).

Like most of the Glass project, Google has made recently, the new page is directly influenced by Glass users. The advice was compiled by asking long-time Glass owners what advice they would give others. That advice included tips such as “use screen lock” and “explore the world around you,” but also yielded useful ideas of what not to do with Glass:

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.

Other actions the page advises against include going in public and expecting people to simply ignore the $1,500 piece of technology hugging your face, and using Glass for anything other than quickly referencing information. You can read the full list on the Glass Explorers website.

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