Visualizing the Length of the Fine Print, for 14 Popular Apps
The world is awash with apps and internet services that ask potential users to agree to a service agreement. Most people click on ‘agree’ and move on, knowing that reading the service agreements could put them to sleep and defer their favorite internet fix.
Taking inspiration from designer Dima Yarovinsky’s project titled I Agree, this graphic visualizes the length of service agreements, by counting the words and calculating how long it would take users to read each one.
First published: April 18, 2020 (link)
Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf
Data source: Company terms of service (April 16, 2020), readinglength.com, The Guardian, Deloitte
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