LinkedIn Dark Patterns

over 7 years ago from Joel Califa, Senior Product Designer at GitHub

  • Matt CastilloMatt Castillo, over 7 years ago

    I've had a personal grudge against LinkedIn and its sketchiness for a while now. Anyone want to make a better, leaner LinkedIn clone with me?

    3 points
    • adam stogdilladam stogdill, over 7 years ago

      sorta like http://zerply.com/ ?

      1 point
      • Matt CastilloMatt Castillo, over 7 years ago

        Something like that, but for all kinds of careers, not just creatives. Basically like a social network of workers and each profile is an interactive, updatable CV. And without updates saying who has seen whose profiles.

        1 point
        • Henry Doe, over 7 years ago

          I started work on exactly what your talking about as a side project. Bought the domain, got a logo, still need to design.

          It was going to be called Circles... Might sound to similar to google circles however...

          0 points
          • Matt CastilloMatt Castillo, over 7 years ago

            That sounds pretty nice. If you want to DM me on twitter or something, I'd love to hear more about it. I could also possibly help with design if you'd like to push the idea further.

            0 points
    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, over 7 years ago

      Yea, their fucking update emails. Not sure what it looks like now, but it used to be several pages with a long list of every individual email notification that one could receive and guess what? They were all checked by default.

      Oh, and then I couldn't log in because it took like 5 screens to reset your password and I always gave up. Fuck LinkedIn.

      0 points