Note: Read the article, but read the comments below as well. Upworthy really stepped up to the plate on this one.
Dear guys and gals at Upworthy,
A lot of the things you post on your website are really interesting. However, two points I would like to bring to your attention:
1) Cool it with the popups asking me if I want to create an account.
All up in my browser. This is ruddy annoying, and its only effect is to make me want to look elsewhere for my interesting news. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I get this before I can leave the page:
It’s more Facebook’s fault than yours, but it irks me that you know who my friends are and who has liked your page, especially given my maxed-out privacy settings.
Don’t do this. It’s annoying and counterproductive.
2) I noticed that there’s absolutely no way to contact you with feedback, except a page on your Tumblr interface. And in order to leave a comment there, I have to subscribe and give you my email address. Screw whole bunches of that. Hence this open letter.
The Old Wolf