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10 Google Glass etiquette dos and don'ts

An insight into how to behave when wearing Google Glass

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There's not necessarily a right or wrong way to use Google Glass, but there are certainly smart and not-so-smart ways. Glass Explorer Al Sacco shares 10 Glass etiquette dos and don'ts.


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Google Glass etiquette

Google Glass is one of the most intriguing wearables available today. Due in part to the fact that the gadget looks so different, and sits right on the user's face, it's hard to miss. When observed in public, Glass draws equal parts curiosity and ire. Glass use has led to driving citations, physical assaults and interrogations by federal agents. In one US city, it's become a symbol of gentrification and unwelcome social change. In other words, Glass is a lightning rod. There's no "right" or "wrong" way to use it, but there is etiquette that should be followed. (Disclosure: I'm a Glass owner, and proud of it.)


  • Google Glass etiquette
  • Do understand Glass can make people uncomfortable
  • Don't be confrontational or act entitled when wearing Glass
  • Do be friendly when using Glass
  • Don't wear Glass in private or sensitive environments
  • Do remove Glass if requested
  • Don't be a Glass fanboy
  • Do remember Glass makes you look strange (maybe crazy)
  • Don't put yourself at risk by wearing Glass
  • Do be a Glass ambassador (AmGlassador?)
  • Don't be a Glasshole


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