Don’t be a Glasshole says Google

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Don’t be a Glasshole says Google

Google Glass is a leading advancement in wearable technology but since the device was introduced back in 2012 it has had many negative critics.

The device clearly has a long way to go before it will be accepted by the public but the same comes with all technology. So in order to try and help its acceptance within the public eye Google have now published its very own etiquette guide for Glass Explorers. This etiquette guide explains the dos and don’ts of using Glass and it encourages users to use Glass to “explore the world” rather than “be creepy or rude” while wearing their devices in public.

Of course the guidelines start off with the positives:


  • Explore the world around you
  • Take advantage of the Glass voice commands
  • Ask for permission when using Glass
  • Use Screen Lock
  • Be an active and vocal member of the Glass Explorer Community


  • Don’t “Glass-out” - Here they explain that Glass was built to be used for short periods of time and that if you are staring off into the prism for long periods of time you will look pretty weird to the people around you.
  • Don’t do high-impact sports while using Glass
  • Don’t wear it and expect to be ignored
  • Don’t be creepy or rude (which Google have nicknamed “a Glasshole”) – they ask you to respect others and be polite.

If you are interested, you can read the full Etiquette Guide here.

Google Glass has the potential to be huge in the tech world but when a new category of tech devices arrive, it takes time for the public to get used to it but with the privacy implications Google Glass has, it may face to tougher time than most new gadgets such as the smartwatch. 

Luke Stanley