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"Dark patterns": The deceptive arts of e-commerce

Jan 16, 2023
Emily Stewart of Vox explains how web tactics like countdown clocks and inventory trackers can create a false sense of urgency for consumers.
Many e-commerce sites use well-honed tactics to influence consumers to "buy, buy, buy." Emily Stewart advises consumers to learn about them and avoid impulsive shopping.
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Raising the curtain on "productivity theater"

Oct 4, 2022
Employees don't want be labeled "quiet quitters," so they're working to appear busy. Rani Molla of Vox explains the practice.
Nearly 90% of managers don't trust that their hybrid employees are productive, according to a Microsoft survey.
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Will AI help humanity? Americans aren't sure, study finds

"There is a lot of skepticism" about artificial intelligence, Vox reporter says.
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After purchase, Re/code gets Vox's secret weapon

May 27, 2015
The media company's Chorus publishing system was made for the digital age.

Vox CEO Jim Bankoff on which numbers matter

Jun 2, 2014
"We like to tell our people that they should be data-informed as opposed to data-driven."