With many journalists, developers, reviewers and those lucky enough taking part in the early testing of Google’s Glass there is sure to be a lot of social interest. Those lucky enough to be able to test or as Google puts it “explore”, the latest bit of must have tech, Google has released a guide to polite behaviour to it’s “explorers” . While most new tech devices that are taken out to the real world to be tested are easy enough to hide or not draw attention too, the Glass by Google is a little bit different. Seeing as the device is a form of eye-ware that is easily recognized Google has asked for it’s “explorers to not be “Glasshole’s” whilst in public with the device.
Google’s guide to being a polite “explorer” have lists of “do’s and don’t’s” some of these being;
“Do things like use voice commands to keep your hands free, be an active member of the Glass community and always ask permission before taking photos or videos. Don’t do things like wear Glass while participating in high-impact sports, get irked or impatient when people ask you about the device.”
The most important message it seems to be coming from Goggle is to not be a “Glasshole” with the guide going onto to state how to interact with questions about the device;
“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.”
While this guide would seem like common sense to most people, there is much excitement and trepidation about the upcoming release of Google Glass and it seems like Google is doing all it can do to not only keep the hype about their latest device going, but to also keep those with early access to device aware of their social interactions and conduct while wearing the device out in public.
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