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How to avoid becoming a 'glasshole' by Jon Dick

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These are not your normal shades. They're called Google Glass; glasses with a small camera attached.

A few of our digital journalists have done stories with them, but Jon Dick is the first to explain the phrase.

The term 'glasshole' is used to describe a person who wears Google Glass and refuses to remove them while interacting in social settings. Since Google Glass is capable of shooting video from your face, a lot of people think the glasses could easily be used to invade their privacy.

"I think if someone came into our bar with those on their face, we have some high profile people coming in and they may be offended.  Or people who don't necessarily belong to the other person that they're with," said Michaele.

If you wear the glass, Google is asking you not to be creepy or rude. Tech writer Sarah Slocum was assaulted at a San Francisco bar all because she was wearing Google Glass.

When I asked Sarah if she had heard of the term 'glasshole', she said that she was familiar with it and what comes along with it.

"I sure have and I didn't do anything to provoke them and I didn't even start to record them until they started to flip me off and started verbally accosting me," said Slocum. "Having a good time until the haters on hate street turned around and started hating on me because I was wearing Google Glass."

The typical assumption is that these people are taking photos, Facebooking or surfing the web instead of engaging in the conversation.

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