Breakpoints in Sketch

over 2 years ago from Mark Horgan, UI developer

  • Mike Wilson, over 2 years ago

    Unfortunately the crushing reality of the internet is that you are part of a tiny tiny minority. I wish this wasn’t the case but it’s true.

    At a company I used to work for they ran an experiment with an ebook they published. They were wondering how much charging 10 cents (USD) vs offering something for free would affect conversion.

    Here was the result:

    Free: 126,000ish downloads. 10 cents: 473 downloads (I think, it was under 500 for sure).

    If given the choice, people will overwhelmingly pick giving out their email address (which is not the same as giving out “your data” btw), rather than paying an amount of money so small they wouldn’t bend over on the street for it.

    If I was this guy, I’d just block all European users over the GDPR concern and replace my site with 17,000 cookie pop ups for those users as retailiation for forcing the entire world to waste their lives closing pop ups all day.

    3 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 2 years ago

      well, I am one of those users from Europe.

      3 points
    • Jan SemlerJan Semler, over 2 years ago

      So you say giving out your private or business related mail address is not the same as giving out privacy data?

      Interesting, please explain.

      2 points
      • Mike Wilson, over 2 years ago

        Your email address contains no information about you (unless you choose to make it that way, ie.’s simply a method to contact you...that you can ignore or block or unsubscribe from.

        “I won’t pay for this with my data but I will with my money” makes no sense in the context of an email address

        How do you think you’re going to pay for this service without giving out your email!? Most people like receipts and confirmation of payment.

        This sketch plugin is not the Facebook boogieman. He’s just asking for an email, which we’ve all been happy giving out since 1995. The privacy posturing makes no sense here.

        1 point