How Far Will You Go For Something Free?

Submitted by: Crabes 4 years ago Entertainment

Alternate title: How shameless can people be?
There are 37 comments:
Male 500
yay for psychology
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Male 6,227
@Patchgrabber: See my text below the diagram; it was a joke. (Admittedly, the text beneath the graphic was easy to miss--my bad.)
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Male 702
Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Adelaide!
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Male 5,811
@5cats: But the point of the Skinner Box was operant conditioning, whereas these people aren`t likely to continue after they`ve received their reward, even if the reward were increased. This is more of a study in delayed gratification than a Skinner Box.
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Male 36,400
vv @patchy: Yup! Milgram was a pioneer!
I does too resemble a Skinner Box, at least a little bit! Not all Boxes had shocker plates in them, eh? There`s been a lot of variety over the decades...

It`s different in that the subjects know in advance what they have to do, and they`re free to leave, that`s true enough.

But it`s an experiment, it has a button to push and a reward if the task is completed...
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Male 5,811
@5cats: Ah, yes, Milgram. Back when ethics approval was just a formality. That was probably the closest psychology has ever been to real science.
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Male 5,811
@Squirlz: Aside from the button itself, this bears little resemblance to a Skinner Box. You don`t get a reward for pressing the button even 99 times in a row, and there`s no penalty either.
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Male 36,400
"I must have clicked 100 000 times on my mouse"
Exactly @ILikeLogic! You`re spot-on correct!

@Squrlz: Me too! Skinner Boxes can be used for good... or evil...
Also: Milgram`s Obedience Experiments < scary stuff!

@liabach: LOLZ! That`s "thinking outside the box" eh? Actually I think there`s a person hiding inside there ;-)
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Male 3,231
can`t they just tip the machine over and take the delites
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Male 6,227

I think this ad campaign is awesome. That said, it reminds me of a Skinner box (see below).



I`m hoping they add a shock generator in the next installment. "YOU AREN`T PUSHING THE BUTTON FAST ENOUGH." *ZZZZZAP*!
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Female 160
I would do this for s%^ts and giggles and not even give a hoot about getting a free product c:
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Male 1,803
That is (to borrow from a popular game) - WICKED SICK!!!!!
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Male 646
Alternate title: how pointless are people`s lies that they have nothing better to do than to press a button.

It`s kind of like watching the opening scene to 2001: a Space Odyssey
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Male 10
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Male 133
This reminded me of monkeys LOL

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Male 550
I must have clicked 100 000 times on my mouse to get my farm in Farmville as big as possible and to become a boss in Mafiawars. All i got was...
So 5000 clicks to get some box with something...peanuts
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Male 2,855
people will even pay for free stuff
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Male 37,888

This isn`t "shameless". It`s security.
As you get older, you`re more secure and you don`t give a good god damn what other think. So I would absolutely do the chicken dance, or whatever the machine said because is FUN. It`s novel! It`s Differant! And I am not lessened by what others might think of my behavior.

My other half would sooner die than do that stuff, so to each his own.
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Female 2,549
Shameless why?
It`s just a little fun!
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Male 2,516
i`d do all those :-p
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Male 519
Its not really shameless. Shameless seems to imply unpleasant/humiliating things. Everything the video showed was humorous and fun for people.
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Female 2,764
I love a deal, and I love free. But I also hate clutter and wouldn`t take most things free or not unless I absolutely need it. I might get something for someone who needs it though, if the price is right!
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Male 164
MOAR
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Male 36,400
@Squrlz: In your (and my!) profile there`s posts that are comming up tomorrow! I know it sounds un-believable but @FancyLad plans... in advance! lolz! At least a little.

This isn`t about "shame" as much as it is about curiosity. It`s part of human nature to go "huh? What`s this?".

Also: It`s amazing what peer pressure (a cheering crowd) will do...
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Male 113
there not just doing for something free. There doing it also because its fun.
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Male 120
Shameless is good.

5000x clicks is excessive? #Wonka "You must spend a lot of time on the internet."
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Male 7,339
blackcatseye-"Why didn`t they just put a huge dildo on the front of it and tell the little sheeple to bend over?"

This was about advertising a product, not about fulfilling blackcatseye`s fantasies.

But hey, if that`s what floats your boat, I know some people....
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Male 7,339
I wouldn`t consider this shameless, as it`s rather obvious that at a certaihn point it became less about getting something free and more about entertainment: seeing what was asked for and seeing if you could complete it.

Rather good advertising ploy.
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Male 6,227
LOL @Blackcatseye`s response. Hmmmm. Looks like someone woke up in an especially dark mood today.

~gives an MSG-free acorn to Blackie~
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Female 685
Yes bow down in front of your God, a box of monosodium glutamate and other horrible chemicals, you sad little people. Why didn`t they just put a huge dildo on the front of it and tell the little sheeple to bend over?
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Male 6,227
@ScottSerious: According to the Australian company that makes them, Fantastic Delites are "crinkle cut rice snacks deliciously seasoned with delectable gourmet flavours."

Sounds good to me! =^.^=
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Male 687
ok..this has to be on every street
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Male 5,314
wtf are fantastic delites?
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Male 6,227
Aha! This explains why my submission of this disappeared this morning--it had already been submitted and approved. I`m glad it went up, regardless of the submitter. It`a a great clip. It really makes me laugh, particularly the Asian girl who hits the button 5,000 times.
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Male 5,006
Hmm i`m on the sidelines Fancy?
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Male 1,284
Link: How Far Will You Go For Something Free? [Rate Link] - Alternate title: How shameless can people be?
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