@delve Awesome response and results, and good feedback on the phrasing of the choices. Given how much interest this garnered I'd be interested in a redo with more attention to phrasing. Have you thought of doing so?
Here's a brief language survey (take two!):
Anyone of any gender can participate, as long as they live in an English-speaking country. It will close no sooner than Sunday 11th April at 12 noon UK time (BST).
I've made a public automatically updating spreadsheet so you can see how many people have taken part and where they live:
Share the survey link around to make sure your area is represented! Open to anyone of any gender:
@delve I'm older than any of your options. Why exclude GenX and early millennials, hell even baby boomers?
@gendercensus It'll be fine when doing simple distributions for each individual question as 50,000 rows per sheet is manageable. But, when you want to create statistics across multiple questions to tease out potentially significant and actionable nuances (e.g., x% of age group y represent the majority of answer a in question 3), the spreadsheet format and interface will start to be a barrier, and increase the likelihood of errors.
I have experience working with large complex spreadsheets, and I find them very challenging to debug (I'm currently doing this for a spreadsheet with 96 sheets, 127,141 cells, 56,917 formulas, and 864 charts so I have experience here).
R allows analysis of statistically significant correlations across any number of questions with literally 1 - 5 lines of code. It's much easier to debug. I will also claim that, for statistics, you'll have many more options and much more confidence in the results using R.
@gendercensus Echoing a lot of the replies here. 50,000 unique identifiers, 5M data points is really trivial for most decent computers if managed correctly. I recommend not using excel or libre office as it'll be frustrating. You will want to use postgresql, R, or Julia as recommended. If you literally have zero experience with these languages I recommend taking up people's offers to help.
My experience is in R, and it literally is just a few lines of code to get the data loaded in a format that will allow exploration through many different statistical lenses. R was designed specifically for statistical analysis, and slicing and dicing large data sets (orders of magnitude larger than what you are working with). There are lots of packages that enable pretty sophisticated analyses with a single line of code.
I am also willing to assist. You've done the hard part of creating the survey, marketing it, and getting responses. Let others help <3
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Maybe, but it's legit I think. I mean, that's one of the core challenges with online #privacy - willingness to pay for "free" services through selling user data to ad services and others. I mean, what does it mean to expect both digital privacy and a free service? Currently I mainly see the freemium approach as the most popular way to address this. Maybe Braves is exploring this option (although could they actually do this without targeting and compete with other search engines ...?).
I also think the answer to "do people place a monetary value on privacy?" is highly sought after. What better crowd to start with than a privacy-conscious crowd.
@Tutanota I appreciate the email sent to users, and congrats to owning up to this mistake.
However, ya'll are prime time now; your user base is no longer just techy FOSS and privacy supporters willing to support beta testing. There's little tolerance for these types of mistakes now.
Neckbeard aside, Stallman is pretty good at getting to the heart of digital rights.
@Theeo123 Agreed. I was pretty annoyed, and luckily the additional cost to me was minimal as my small business is very small. So, the overhead of moving isn't worth it. But, they screwed up big time, and this post is probably gonna convince a lot more to leave their service.
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