Dark Patterns

The Pudding once again has a good publication to detail Dark Patterns used among some big brands. Too few people know what they are and that they serve a purpose.

When you sign up for digital service, sometimes they make it difficult to unsubscribe. You see these tricks every time you order a product online, use a search engine, sign up for a streaming service, or join a social media community. They’re so common in subscription and shopping websites that they have a name: Dark Patterns.

By Caroline Sinders, The Pudding

As consumers, it’s time we demand better.

Maybe it’s time we properly document the main abusers (or do we need to call the EU to enact protection laws again because they can’t be trusted)?

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