The folks at WordStream have put together an excellent infographic covering 20 different ways that Google has a mobile presence. Even if you might not agree with WordStream’s assessment of how effective particular areas are, it’s a great guide for navigating the mobile world of Google. See the full infographic here.
Easily the biggest concern, though, is privacy. Wherever I wore Google Glass I would get looks. No one asked about them, but I could see them regarding the device with interest and, maybe, a bit of concern. Today weatherman Al Roker peppered me with questions about privacy. As I explained, it’s hard to surreptitiously film someone. When Google Glass is on, you can see the screen illumination –- from the outside. Roker said, “What if you’re walking behind someone?” Yeah, I guess that could happen, but then they’d likely hear you saying “Okay Glass. Take a picture.
Google’s Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it’s available only for extremely early adopters, including “creative individuals” who were let in through a Twitter and Google contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people used to the idea of wearing a heads-up display. “Glass How-To: Getting Started,” the first video released through a new Project Glass YouTube account, goes through the basics of wearing Glass, and more videos seem likely to be on the way.
Interesting and positive take from Robert Scoble on Google Glass:
I’ve been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn’t do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better.
Part of me is still on the fence about Google Glass. Because of many reasons. The “Segway on your face” angle is one: By now, we’ve seen thousands of pictures of Google bosses, supermodels, tech writers and celebrities wearing Google Glass. They have all failed. All but one. Until we can pull the Glasses off as good as Google’s Greg Priest-Dorman in the picture above, we have no business wearing them. Or we should at least think twice about it.
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