Dark Patterns are Bad for Everyone

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This has been going on since the beginning, and it’s the thing that makes me get all bent out of shape sometimes. Ofttimes. OK, most of the times. The promise of technology is the opportunity to leverage the good. This is its dark twin, the other edge of the blade—the leveraging of the bad.

Time to Seriously Reconsider the Pop-Up Opt-In

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I think one of the most infuriating things on the modern Internet is this increasing tendency to throw a pop-up in your face demanding I subscribe to a newsletter before I can get three words into reading an article or viewing a video. I clicked a link because I was promised an answer to the […]