Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Security"-pestering, follow up

It would seem that there's a final step as part of the pester-into-change strategy outlined in the previous blog post. When you've had your pester screen up for a month or two, you force the change upon everyone who didn't yield to the pester screen. Both of the sites I listed in the previous post (youtube and facebook) just pulled that.

So the strategy for introducing potentially unwelcome changes as a whole seems to look like this:

  1. Introduce new feature, allowing people to use it if they want to.
  2. Add annoying screen after every log-in that urges people to adopt feature for "security" reasons.
  3. Force the change on everyone, whether they want it or not.


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  2. My reaction is often to quit. This kind of thing pisses me off.