Linkedin asks the user a yes/no question but instead of allowing the user to answer "no", the button reads "No, show me more"
When engagement metrics drive the decision. On the left, Twitter’s email with the direct message text included. On the right, LinkedIn’s email forcing me to open the app to see the message. Drives me Bananas every time!
Social media platforms repeatedly use so-called dark patterns to nudge you toward giving away more of your data.
After hunting down the tiny link I was sure I had cancelled my @LinkedIn premium subscription last month. Turns out they switch the primary and secondary button so at a glance you think you are performing the opposite action
Some more #darkpatterns here, by LinkedIn. You can either sync, or postpone for later.
Trying to cancel my @LinkedIn premium... that is dark pattern isn't it?
If you’ve ever signed up, or even known anyone who has signed up, for LinkedIn, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of dozens of follow-up emails, inviting you to “expand your professional network.” These messages are virtually impossible to opt-out of.
A detailed analysis of Linkedin's deceptive practices, relating to the Perkins v. Linkedin Corp. lawsuit.
The full case text of Perkins v. Linkedin Corp. This is the class action lawsuit in which Linkedin was required to pay roughly $13 million due to their use of various dark patterns, including "Friend Spam".