I can’t use CAPTCHA – does that mean I’m not a human?

Am I alone in absolutely hating any form that makes me fill out CAPTCHA?  I consider myself an intelligent, literate person but struggle to read the strange words and numbers that CAPTCHA presents me with.  I wonder how many people fail to complete forms simply because of these horrible barriers?

One of our teams was pondering this problem the other week and came across this nifty alternative for people to prove they are in fact humans.  http://www.areyouahuman.com/.

I absolutely love this and think it’s a much better alternative and likely to make people fill in forms lots just to play another game – they quote a 40% increase in completions – a marketing dream!!

We’re going to be offering this alternative to CAPTCHA to our clients in the future so if this is something you’d like to see on your website, please let us know.  Works on mobiles and with flash or HTML5 and claims good reliability and scalability so looks like a safe option.

One last thing – do read the instructions on the games carefully – I initially struggled trying to put non-food objects in the fridge and to pin flying objects to the ground.  Clearly I’m not as intelligent as I’d like to think I am!

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