Google Glass user caught in lie that she wasn’t recording bar patrons (VIDEO)

Woman says she “experienced a hate crime.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sarah Slocum was at a bar last month when patrons began noticing her head gear, and were not making their disdain a secret. “You’re ruining our city,” one woman says, while others attempt to shield their faces. In her KRON 4 interview, she says, “They were trying to shield themselves as if I was recording them, and I wasn’t even, you know, it wasn’t on, I wasn’t using it.” This statement is hilariously played over video of her doing exactly what she claimed she wasn’t doing, and ends with a man reaching for her glasses to remove them.

The term “glasshole” gets thrown around a bit, but in Slocum’s case, I think it applies. She was clearly upsetting people in her quest for “tech advocacy”, but she apparently wasn’t too upset when she tried to use her story to get some freebies. She recently tweeted:

slocum tweet

It seems Google declined to take her up on that, probably because they still have no idea who she is. For her part, Slocum chalks up the incident to a “hate crime” against tech savvy people. “What makes this story special is that no one has experienced a hate crime or been targeted for a hate crime, which is what it was, for wearing Google Glass,” she claimed. If she had only followed the etiquette Google Glass espouses, she’d have avoided this whole mess. It clearly states that, “Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends … The Glass camera function is no different from a cell phone so behave as you would with your phone and ask permission before taking photos or videos of others.”




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  • Layla Godey
    March 14, 2014, 6:40 pm

    I think they are going to be annoying. But if she wants to wear them, she has a right. Others also have a right to call her a “glasshole”.

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  • agiftedcurse
    March 14, 2014, 7:07 pm

    this had nothing to do with her wearing these glasses but the fact that she was videoing people out drinking in a bar. most people do not want to be videoed when they go out to have fun.

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  • CMJO@agiftedcurse
    March 14, 2014, 7:31 pm

    She wasn’t recording them until they started crap. So the fact is that it does have to do with her wearing them, and then she turned the video on after the crap started. If I wore them, which I don’t and probably won’t, I would have too just to have evidence if they decided to do something more.

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  • CMJO
    March 14, 2014, 7:33 pm

    Come on Austin, this is sloppy of you. If you follow the story, she turned on the camera after they started crap. Her story still fits since she says she turned it on after, not when she first got there and before they started stuff.

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  • Levi Dietrich@Layla Godey
    March 14, 2014, 8:12 pm

    And a Private Business has the right to refuse service to Glassholes

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