Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

New Notification Preferences

Speaking of dark patterns, Dalton Caldwell introduces some new notification preferences for App.net with a twist:

Note: Everyone is opted out of these notifications by default, so you will not receive the emails unless you turn them on. The last thing we want to do is send out a bunch of unwanted emails.

Contrast this option with Twitter’s notification settings, which are all checked by default and must be manually unchecked one at a time. It’s a veritable roach motel.