Krystal Banzon and I were interested in finding out if we could get strangers to share something intimate with us via Mechanical Turk. We posed a simple prompt: “Show us a secret” and allowed workers to upload a file of their choice. We were hoping it would be open-ended enough to allow workers to interpret it in interesting ways. We’re also cheap, so we only paid a penny. What was interesting is that most workers seemingly did a quick image search to fulfill the requirements, and it was hard to determine if these “secrets” actually belonged to these workers. And we only got one dick. (We expected more):
We posed a follow-up question: How much money would you have to receive to tell us something truly private? We quickly got 100 responses, which varied in length and specificity:
In order for me to divulge one of my pained secrets, it would definitely be costly. Any secret that I have would cost anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000 due to the severity of the consequences that would affect myself and others. I would have to be able to start fresh somewhere else with enough seed money after the “dust settles.”
I hope Privacy is always purely secret maters. It should not be shared with any body for cost.
It depends on who would hear the secret
I would like to receive $2500 for revealing a secret.
At any cost, i’ll not share
“I think its depends on the secret. And more thing its is a black mailing of a person.
I have certain private secrets which I will tell you in no case as they are so private that no one will know about it. But I have two secrets which I can share with you if I receive 10000 dollars for it.
Rs 2000 Two Thousand only
I would have to have at least 5 bucks to tell something truly private, and I have something horrifyingly bad in mind. Im talking about the stuff that when you accidentally remember doing it, you still physically cringe because it makes you feel so bad. Sometimes, I forget about the mistakes you make when you are young.
“That depends upon the “”value”" for the secrecy if there is no impact on me
Also if there is any impact on me, i will not break my secrecy to any cost.”
Ithink private secrets must not be on sale
I’ll be honest, my secret isn’t that big, so in order for me to announce it publicly, I would ask you to pay me 100 dollars.
i would take 50 $ for sharing a secret with a condition that it wont be misused.
You will earn my trust, that is all.
Sorry, somethings just can’t be bought.
“CD 1 Yr. $10,000 – $39,999″
I’m a pretty open person, but if it was about another one with me as a whole then it would deffinatly cost.
It is depend on the matter …if this is small i would ask $5000…if it is big matter belongs ,i would ask $100000…… thank you
If it is private (regarding my personal) – it costs only $10,000/-
depending on who you are and how I am feeling at the time? anywhere from $0.00 to $1000.00
I would receive $10.00000 really.
There’s no such money. A truly secret is the deepest part of each persons intimacy.
Rs. 1 crore
Secrets are not to be sold
According how deep you wanted, but it would start at about $.05 to start.
“i will spend money on watching new movies in theatres and buying latest moblies
It would have to be at least $5.oo
I will not say truly any private matters for any amount of money but for your question just I say the secret will cost $100.
1 million dollars
Though it is good question,but still I would have to receive only $100. Because being a student it is good enough for me.
Again thanks for this question.”
“The Secret Cost of Notebooks
Recent studies showing people are now spending more on notebooks than desktops came as no surprise to my household: We’ve bought two notebooks in the past year. One was purchased because we needed a mobile computer. The second one was purchased because it cost only a little more than repairing the broken first one.
That’s the extra cost hidden from most notebook buyers. The sticker price may not be much higher than a similarly-equipped desktop, but if something happens to your notebook, repairs can be very expensive. A new keyboard can cost up to $300; a new hard drive, $500; a new display (my family’s problem) can cost more than the notebook itself.
Notebooks are gaining in popularity: In May of this year, retailers made more money on notebook sales than they did on sales of desktop PCs, the NPD Group reports. And these notebooks are more likely to need repairs, simply because they’re mobile and more likely to land in harm’s way.
The Price of Parts
The damage doesn’t have to be dramatic to require an expensive repair. “”We very rarely get calls from people saying I left my desktop on the top of my car and drove off,”" says Mike Stinson, Gateway’s general manager for mobile products.
The crux of the problem is a notebook’s construction: each model is a unique collection of specially-built parts. A desktop PC, by contrast, is made up of standardized parts with form factors that haven’t changed in years–you can go into any computer store in the world and buy a desktop hard drive or keyboard off the shelf.
And vendors are under constant pressure to redesign their notebooks from the ground up.
“”Customers continue to value systems that are thinner, lighter, more powerful,”" says Stinson. “”Every time you [improve the model], you radically change the insides.”"
It’s not practical for your local certified service center to keep all of these parts for all of these models in stock. Parts have to be special ordered, which increases the cost further and keeps your notebook in the shop for days.
The nature of notebooks also increases labor costs. If you can use a screwdriver, you can open a desktop PC and replace a drive or card. But the insides of a notebook are packed tightly, and again are unique for every model.
“”Laptops are a huge pain…to fix,”" says Greg Fretwell, a retired IBM support specialist. “”Stuff is packed in there so tightly, they’re hard to take apart without breaking something else.”"
Couple that with customer expectations of quick turnaround, and that’s why shops charge high prices for notebook repairs.
“”I’m a pretty sophisticated PC hardware hacker,”" Fretwell says. “”But I won’t touch [the insides of] my Thinkpad.”"
How do you protect yourself from these high costs? Pay up front. Most vendors will sell you an extended warranty when (or shortly after) you buy a PC. These warranties, however, rarely cover accidental damage, such as the shattered displays that are so expensive to replace. For this, the vendors will sell you additional accidental damage coverage.
It’s a good idea to buy both of these options for the period that you figure you’ll be using the notebook–usually about three years. But these services will cost you up to $350, adding considerably to the cost difference between a notebook and a desktop. (These warranties are also available for desktop systems, but are less necessary because of their component issue.)
Taking good care of your notebook will also help. Get a good carrying case. Set it down gently. Don’t eat or drink around it (spilled coffee on a notebook’s keyboard is much more serious than on a desktop’s).
And shop wisely. Before you buy a computer, ask yourself if you really need notebook. Is the convenience worth the additional expense?
While my wife and I were debating fixing versus replacing the notebook, the keyboard on my desktop computer died. Twenty minutes and $15 later I was up and running. I’m sure glad that computer wasn’t a notebook.”
“That will depend on the secret question that you would like to ask.
starting form 5$”
5 million Dolores
All you can pay.
One million dollars.
We’re unsure if we’ll use this information for anything, but it opened up an interesting conversation about placing a price on submissions, turning it from crowd sourcing art material into “work” and how offering a low price jeopardizes the quality of the submissions, when they may be of a higher quality when you simply ask people to give information for free or change the context from a “work” environment to one where people know they are contributing to art (or “art).