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Weber Shandwick Brings WordPress to Google Glass

December 10, 2013 - Written By Eric Abent

There isn’t much denying that there are a ton of potential uses for a gadget like Google Glass, but today we’re hearing about a use that may not be immediately obvious to most people. Public relations firm Weber Shandwick has created a plug-in that allows users to publish to WordPress through Google Glass, which is an interesting creation indeed. Admittedly, the idea of publishing WordPress content with a pair of smart glasses is one that initially flew under my radar, but to hear Weber Shandwick’s Ozzy Farman explain it on the company’s blog, it appears that a plug-in such as wpForGlass could, in fact, make waves.

The main draw here is that wpForGlass will allow users to snap pictures or record video, caption it, and then upload that media to their WordPress blogs quickly. Farman points out that doing this is faster than using a phone to record and publish content, and we don’t find that hard to believe. In world where everyone is constantly connected and instant reporting reigns king, a Google Glass app that cuts down on the time needed to publish pictures and videos to a WordPress blog could certainly become very popular.

However, long-form writing through Google Glass might still be a while off, as Farman tells Mashable that dictation isn’t fully supported yet. With Glass still in a developer preview of sorts, that doesn’t come as much of a shock, but the fact that Explorers are already able to publish content to WordPress using nothing but a pair of smart glasses is impressive enough on its own. As far as Weber Shandwick is concerned, “instantaneous publishing is going to be, hands-down THE killer app for Glass,” given that the current Internet environment is centered on social media.

Weber Shandwick could be right about that, and the idea that a public relations firm is making Glassware shows just how excited many people are for the device. For those WordPress publishers who also happen to have a pair of Google’s tech specs, the open-source plug-in is available for download now, so you can start giving it a spin right away. Considering the open-source nature of the plug-in, you can also help Weber Shandwick improve wpForGlass, and judging from Farman’s blog post, such help would not go unappreciated.