[speak] ThurmSpeaks::Opt-In Versus Opt-Out is Again a Hot Topic

@privacyint tweet on 2010.04.30: Hotmail follows Google's lead, will offer SSL for entire session (although not by default).

Headline from 2010.04.26: "Senator Schumer Asks FTC To REGULATE Facebook, Social Networks."

"We are building a Web where the default is social." -- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

Some websites use legal-like jargon to cause users to not opt-out (i.e opt-in). They use the word not in their prompts. Programmer always pay close attention to when the not operator is used in expressions.

Yes, I do not want to not opt-in.
Note: JavaScript is used to cause the checkbox input element to be automatically checked and unchecked -- i.e. it blinks. [ view source]
Yes, I do want to opt-in.
The default is opt-out. The checkbox input element is never automatically checked. If the user wants to opt-in, then they check the box. The prompt does not contain the word not.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 28 April 2010
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:15:48 MST