UX Writing Weekly #168

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The law that might change the game
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Special edition! This week, it’s all about those terms and conditions!

WHAT’S INSIDE ✍️


Issue #168 (Jan 26th, 2022)
    • Exciting news about “terms and conditions”
    • No, we’re not joking
    • It really is pretty exciting
    • Just read it and find out



ARTICLES 📰  
⚖️ US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require companies to create a concise and easy-to-understand summary of their T&C. Sounds like the perfect task for a UX writer, so set a meeting with legal to get a headstart before it becomes law.

And the best part? It’s called the Terms-of-service Labeling, Design and Readability Act, aka the TLDR Act.

🦆 If you need some T&C inspiration, or just want to see which sites get an “A” (hint: not many) and which don’t, check out Terms of Service Didn’t Read. You’ll be very unsurprised at whose T&C didn’t get a passing grade.

https://tosdr.org/

🔒 Long, confusing T&C have made us all agree to things we wouldn't be comfortable with, if we only knew. But there are some browser settings and extensions that can make your web surfing more secure.

Browser privacy settings you should really change in Chrome, Safari and Firefox




MICROCOPY BITE 💬

It’s not all bad news. Google, of its own volition, gives us some handy microcopy to help make more informed decisions.




PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛️
Hot topics and trending posts from community members. Join the conversations below!



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JOBS 👔

Is travel back? If you’re a UX writer in Europe it is:

Online travel company lastminute.com needs a UX copywriter in Spain. And FindHotel is looking for a senior UX writer in Amsterdam/remote.

Here in Israel:

MatchPointIT is hiring a UX writer in Tel Aviv (Hybrid), while AppScan needs a UX writer in Herzliyya.

So don’t be shy—apply!



PORTFOLIO 🎨

When Riri Nagao isn’t busy running marathons, you’ll find her using design, research, and words to create compelling user experiences.

https://www.ririnagao.com/portfolio/




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— Written and curated by Yuval Keshtcher, Aaron Raizen, and the UX Writing Hub team —