A presentation by Harry Brignull on Dark Patterns. Includes examples from Apple, Post-office.co.uk, Royal Mail, Santander, Quora, Twitter, The Ladders, JustFab, Next.co.uk and M&S.
Twitter gives a “time out” to users that have been deemed “abusive” or “bullies”. The time out doesn’t disable their account, it only makes their posts limited to be seen by their followers during the time limit.
Twitter wanted users to discover their new feature “discover”, so they put it in the location where notifications usually is, so that people would naturally click on the old spot due to muscle memory and discover the new feature.
Social media platforms repeatedly use so-called dark patterns to nudge you toward giving away more of your data.
"The company should know by now, based on the dozens of previous rejections: I'm not interested!"