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This is Reid, one of the founders of are you a human. Today, we are releasing our new CAPTCHA replacement called PlayThru into the wild, so to speak, and I think an introduction is in order. I hate CAPTCHA. Really, I hate them. They are obnoxious. They annoy me. They ruin my day. I get that we need a filter so websites aren’t bombarded with spam, but why does it have to be so abrasive? Ask around and try to find someone who loves CAPTCHA. Try to find someone who gets excited when they see one. Right now, they are a necessary evil, but when has anyone really tried to improve the process? Well, we are doing something about it.
300 million times a day, humans are forced to go through a CAPTCHA just to prove they are, well, human. That adds up to a lot of headaches and frustration. We want to replace all of that with fun. How much better off would we all be if we we had less annoyance in our day? We started with this dislike of CAPTCHA, and then we said, “what if we make these fun?”
Enter PlayThru. Instead of squinting at that horrible, distorted text, you can play a quick game instead. If you use CAPTCHA on your website, you know you are frustrating your visitors on a daily basis. You have another option! PlayThru is just as quick as CAPTCHA, will not annoy your visitors, will keep more people on your site, and it’s fun.
PlayThru is a new tool, and we know there is a lot we can do better, so tell us. Sign up, try it out, and let us know what you think. We LOVE feedback. I think you will like what you see, and so will your visitors.