Another Chance to Win a Free Copy of SuperFreakonomics

Yesterday, we ran a contest to give away five copies of the new paperback edition of SuperFreakonomics (which can be bought on Amazon and elsewhere). There were more than 640 entries! Thanks for all the support, and for betraying your thirst for free stuff.

So let’s have another contest right now. Last week, when we asked the best way to give away books, your second preference was “really hard contests on blog.” Okay then. But instead of having a quiz here on the blog, we’ve put it on our new Facebook page. So go ahead and “like” our page (if indeed you like it), and try your hand at the quiz. We’ll send a free SuperFreakonomics paperback to the first five people who receive perfect scores.  (The tricky part is that you’ll do much better on the quiz if you’ve read the book but hey, the world’s not perfect is it?) Good luck!

 

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  1. Not Into Social Networks says:

    Shame on you, Dubner! Don’t try and persuade me and the remaining 213 people in this world who don’t want to join Facebook by offering this contest.

    You should offer a non-Facebook alternative or at least defend the reason(s) you don’t!

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  2. Tim Miller says:

    The 3rd party app used for the quiz requires that I grant them access to my Friends list as well as other unrelated features of my Facebook page. No can do.

    I’ll buy the book rather than sell out my Friends list.

    I was also disturbed by the requirement that I decrease my level of security by changing from HTTPS (secure) to HTTP (way less secure) to play. BTW – if you do play, when done log off and log back on again to get the HTTPS back.

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      • Impossibly Stupid says:

        One of the worst parts about people who push the use of services that actively seek to erode personal privacy is when they refuse to own up to it. Crying “not us” doesn’t cut it. As I said in another post, it is a questionable economic move to give your customers to Facebook for nothing in the first place. All the nonsense that may or may not befall people after you’ve done that is only salt in the wound.

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      • Tim Miller says:

        Granting access to my Friends list is kind of like handing out my house key (‘cept I like my house more than I like many of the folks on my Friends list). My next door neighbors have my house key because I trust them completely. However, if my exterminator needs to get into my house, I don’t give him my key. Sure – he may need access into the house to do his job, but once in there he has full access, and even though I’ve used the same guy for almost ten years I just don’t have that level of trust with him.

        Trying the contest on FB is a worthwhile experiment, but as I note in another comment below, I don’t believe Freakonomic readers will be happy with it. I could be wrong, but whether right or wrong I wish you luck with the contest.

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  3. Scott says:

    do i really HAVE to join facebook to enter this contest? if so, that kinda sucks.

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  4. Keivanz says:

    I hope I was fast enough!

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  5. Vitor says:

    C’mon, Dubner! How can you ask Superfreakonomics questions to win Superfreakonomics?! That can only result in a person who already has a copy or has already read to win! (BTW, I already bought it and am awaiting delivery… heheh)

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  6. Reinis says:

    When are the results going to be published?

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  7. D. Johnson says:

    I suppose you’ll be releasing the contest results via Twitter (or MySpace)?

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  8. Tony says:

    When I tried to publish my score on my wall (after turning off https just to take the quiz, and granting the third-party app all kinds of scary privileges), I got this message from Facebook:

    “This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error.”

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