Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Be aware of dark patterns - Video

To be good consumers of information on the internet, we need to be aware of dark patterns: 

"Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them."
Quote shared from the home page of Dark Patterns  https://darkpatterns.org/

Nerdwriter posted this recent 7 minute video explanation of dark patterns (note he does do a promo at the end as he supports himself via ads and donations via Patreon. His videos are really good so going all the way until the ad sell is worth it!): 

Check out the types of dark patterns:  https://darkpatterns.org/types-of-dark-pattern

If you have found a dark pattern and want to share, you can add it to the dark pattern website listing:  https://darkpatterns.org/

Harry Brignull provides a 30 minute version on dark patterns:

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