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article imageGoogle Glass fans fight back

By Ryan Hite     May 25, 2014 in Business
San Francisco - Google Glass fans are fighting back after a restaurant asked one patron to take them off. This sent a lot of people in a rage and they took it all out on the Web.
It's only been a few months since the anti-Google Glass incident in San Francisco and now it looks like some users of the device are fighting back.
It all started in April when Katy Kasmai was asked to remove her device at a restaurant called Feast in New York City. Instead of complying, she decided to leave. Soon after, Kasmai posted a one-star review of the restaurant which has set off the latest in a series of debates about the device.
Kasmai's review reads, "Got denied service on a Sunday afternoon for wearing Google Glass." In addition to the short one-star review, she also posted a message to her Google+ page, which has about 3,000 followers.
What happened next was a series of negative messages posted on the review page of the restaurant and within the comments of Kasmai's Google+ post, criticizing the restaurant for its anti-Google Glass policy.
Kasmai is the organizer of a Google Glass user group in New York City and support for her position was likely bolstered by her ties to the community as well as her role for an unofficial ambassador for the device.
On user forums and websites, there are numerous conversations describing positive and negative experiences related to using the device in public. These conversations are rarely leveraged in such a way against an establishment that prohibits the use of Glass on its property.
Despite criticism from other fans, it appears that most commenters on the original review support the Glass ban.
The incident may foreshadow conflicts in the future particularly since Glass is now available to all consumers.
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