Literatin: Beyond awareness of readability in Terms and Conditions

Stuart Moran, Ewa Luger, Tom Rodden

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Abstract

Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) are frequently unread as a consequence of their complexity and length. Readability formulas are used to objectively measure this complexity, but ironically their outputs are also unreadable to many. This motivated the development of a chrome extension called Literatin that compares the complexity of popular fictional literature to T&Cs in order sensitise people to their complexity. In this paper we discuss whether this has been achieved, and outline plans to further develop the extension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages641-646
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period13/09/1417/09/14

Keywords

  • Chrome
  • Consent
  • Extension
  • Readability
  • SMOG

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