Google outs new guide for Glass Explorers

Last updated 15:01 20/02/2014
TRANSPARENCY: Google has given early adopters of its smart glasses a piece of advice: don't be a Glasshole.

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Glass Explorers are funny people.

They’re ok with wearing face computers all day every day, yet some of them get cranky when you try to ask them about it.

Google knows this, and now it has drawn up a guide on how not to be a Glasshole.

To make sure that the angry nerds wearing Glass behave themselves, Google has made the guide as simple as it can. The underlying message? Be nice.

The “Do’s” include using the voice commands of Glass so you can do many things at once, using it sparingly so as not to be constantly staring at the top of your vision and asking permission before you take photos or video with your face computer.

The more important “Don’t” list includes stuff like don’t be an idiot and go waterskiing with Glass because you’ll have a bad time, and most importantly, don’t be 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," the guide says.

"Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers."

Basically, don’t be this guy.

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