Reflecting on Glass – Manila Bulletin


Last week, the tech news was buzzing about a new mobile application,, a subscription-based, no-ads, privacy-centric photo-sharing iOS application. This is being marketed as the new Instagram, as Instagram becomes a full surveillance tool for Zuckerberg (and not to forget it is pivoting to video for fears that TikTok is eroding its market).

The application, Glass, is now available on the App Store. It requires you to sign in using Apple — giving you an option to not use your real name and email address. Once signed in — you can either enter your invite code or you will be put on the waiting list. I waited and eventually got in. The next step is to select your subscription preference: monthly or annually. provides you with a free 14-day trial, after which you will be charged.

Next, Glass will ask you to select at least three (3) users to follow to start your feed, and then you are good to go….

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