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Introducing Privacy MadLibs: Win Free Storage

Some of us here at SpiderOak loved the game MadLibs when we were younger. If you remember, MadLibs are silly word games that create a new story by changing a few selected words. That is what we want you to do to the text below…

HOW TO PLAY

All you have to do is submit your answers/words in the order they appear, in the comments section below (with your username). We will publish our key tomorrow, along with the top three submissions that get closest to the right answers.

  • First Place: 7 GBs
  • Second Place: 5 GBS
  • Third Place: 3 GBs

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

SpiderOak MadLib

We think individuals and companies don’t have to {Verb} their {Noun} online. Companies who can’t offer privacy are forced to sell security alone. However, we believe the cloud can be a perfectly safe place as well.

Privacy has been and will always be a priority for SpiderOak. Everything we {Verb} for meets our ‘Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard’, which means no one at SpiderOak can see your {Adjective} plaintext data.

SpiderOak is often referred to as “the secure alternative to Dropbox”. Our founders {Verb – Past Tense} SpiderOak in 2007 with the ultimate idea to create an environment where they didn’t even have to trust the people that work at SpiderOak. It was {Adverb} built in to the product.

We are very proud of how SpiderOak has evolved over the past several years. Once you download our {Adjective} {Noun}, you can use our software online to back up, share, sync, access and privately store data for only $10/month. You can {Verb} your data from anywhere, from any device: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora & openSUSE). We also offer SpiderOak Blue, which provides the same security and privacy you know and love to businesses. The financial, healthcare, legal, and accounting sectors with sensitive data are especially keen on the {Noun} SpiderOak Blue provides.

Thanks for making the web a safe place with us! We predict 2013 will be ‘The {Noun} of {Noun}. What do you think?

Comments

  1. windracer says:

    Since when do Mad Libs have "right" answers? Here are my attempts at the right answers, which are not funny. :)

    sacrifice
    privacy
    work
    unencrypted
    created
    unequivocally
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    year
    SpiderOak

  2. FendwickSmirk says:

    Sacrifice
    privacy
    develop
    private
    founded
    pre-
    free
    software
    access
    service
    Year
    Privacy

  3. Roy Howk says:

    sacrifice privacy stand private built privacy desktop client access privacy year privacy — (royhowk)

  4. deleteddaily says:

    sacrifice
    security
    stand
    important
    created
    carefully
    outstanding
    product
    retrieve
    protection
    year
    security

  5. BKeeper says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    decrypted
    started
    already
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    Year
    SpiderOak

  6. occupo says:

    abandon / privacy / work / personal / dreamed / nicely / free / client / backup / advantages / year / privacy

  7. edmundlee100 says:

    sacifice
    privacy
    develop
    personal
    founded
    already
    free
    application
    access
    protection
    Year
    Privacy

  8. Vinoth says:

    Sacrifice
    Data/files
    build
    unencrypted
    started
    done
    free
    application
    download
    privacy
    Year
    People

    User: svinoth

  9. spiderME says:

    poop
    guts
    killed
    gave birth to
    tightly
    free
    spyware
    wipe
    pills
    death
    mankind

  10. Pyker says:

    secure
    stuff
    stand
    sensitive
    founded
    simply
    free
    application
    access
    service
    Year
    Privacy

  11. canyq says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    valuable
    created
    deeply
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    Year
    Privacy

    Username: canyq

  12. paulkdavies says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    unencrypted
    created
    intrinsically
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    year
    privacy

  13. alexkorff says:

    compromise
    privacy
    stand
    unencrypted
    developed
    fundamentally
    local
    application
    access
    security
    year
    SpiderOak

  14. dusk says:

    compromise
    safety
    stand
    private
    started
    inherently
    cross-platform
    client
    retrieve
    service
    year
    privacy

  15. i give up says:

    spiderME should win… awesome.

  16. gvbrost says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    personal
    developed
    already
    secure
    products
    access
    privacy
    Year
    SpiderOak

  17. brandonstew says:

    sacrafice
    safety
    work
    private
    launched
    already
    amazing
    product
    view
    security
    year
    privacy #rhesus monkeys

  18. milpalavras says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    private
    created
    intrinsically
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    year
    privacy

  19. happybeing says:

    compromise
    privacy
    work
    private
    started
    uncompromisingly
    free
    client
    access
    security
    year
    privacy

  20. EtiennePerot says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    sensitive
    started
    intrinsically
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    year
    privacy

    Username: EtiennePerot

    If you do another kind of contest like this, I'd suggest changing the formula a little:
    - Reward per matched word (say 50 MB/word) rather than first/second/third places
    - Give more freedom where applicable (for example, that last sentence could have ended with "{Noun} of the {Adjective} {Noun}" and it'd have a lot more possible choices)
    - Reward non-matching but witty choices
    - Do it in a private (hey, privacy!) manner (i.e. email instead of comments, like that last one with the top 10 list of companies) so that people can't "cheat" by looking at others' answers

  21. Abadonna says:

    sacrifice
    secrecy
    create
    sensitive
    imagined
    brilliantly
    simple
    application
    get access to
    flagship
    year
    non-surveillance

  22. danmc says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    work
    sensitive
    launched
    free
    client
    access
    privacy
    year
    SpiderOak

  23. i_vanl says:

    expose
    files
    backup
    private
    established
    inherently
    awesome
    application
    backup
    security
    Best
    SpiderOak

  24. i_vanl says:

    expose
    files
    backup
    private
    established
    inherently
    awesome
    application
    backup
    security
    Best
    SpiderOak

  25. next contest idea: MadLibs says:

    If you have another (adjective) contest, it should be like a MadLib. You could ask (noun-plural) to (verb) a list of words. Your (noun-plural) would not know anything about the final (adjective) (noun). Instead, it would be a (emotion) mystery to the participants. The juxtaposition of (adjective) (noun-plural) which have been (adverb) (verb ending in ed) into a story might (verb) a funny result for the (noun-plural).

    That way, your (nouns) wouldn't (verb) their time on something which is nothing like MadLibs. That would be a lot (expletive ending in ing) better than this contest.

  26. funny guy says:

    Spank
    Monkeys
    Excrete
    Grotesque
    Inseminated
    Luckily
    Massive
    Unit
    Ejaculate
    Crap

  27. jdwyer says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    strive
    personal
    started
    already
    free
    application
    access
    protection
    Year
    Privacy

  28. schlotter says:

    Sacrifice
    privacy
    develop
    private
    founded
    pre-
    free
    software
    access
    service
    Year
    Privacy

  29. migura says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    develop
    private
    founded
    carefully
    free
    software
    access
    service
    year
    privacy

    Suggestion: Please delete the comments after the contest has finished, so that the usernames are not available on the internet for too long.

  30. ainisb says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    work
    unencrypted
    launched
    already
    free
    client
    access
    security
    year
    privacy

  31. zurek says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    work
    unencrypted
    created
    unequivocally
    cross-platform
    application
    access
    security
    year
    SpiderOak

  32. uid below says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    work
    unencrypted
    designed
    always
    free
    application
    access
    flexibility
    year
    privacy

    uid: mscarborough

  33. Annie says:

    Does no one else play mad libs where you choose the words BEFORE you read the story?

    We think individuals and companies don't have to CRUSH their BUNDT CAKE online. Companies who can't offer privacy are forced to sell security alone. However, we believe the cloud can be a perfectly safe place as well.
    Privacy has been and will always be a priority for SpiderOak. Everything we HUNT for meets our 'Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard', which means no one at SpiderOak can see your AWKWARD plaintext data.
    SpiderOak is often referred to as "the secure alternative to Dropbox". Our founders CHASED SpiderOak in 2007 with the ultimate idea to create an environment where they didn't even have to trust the people that work at SpiderOak. It was LITERALLY built in to the product.
    We are very proud of how SpiderOak has evolved over the past several years. Once you download our HYPERACTIVE POKEMON, you can use our software online to back up, share, sync, access and privately store data for only $10/month. You can CORRUPT your data from anywhere, from any device: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora & openSUSE). We also offer SpiderOak Blue, which provides the same security and privacy you know and love to businesses. The financial, healthcare, legal, and accounting sectors with sensitive data are especially keen on the STYLISH PANTS SpiderOak Blue provides.
    Thanks for making the web a safe place with us! We predict 2013 will be 'The CEREAL BOX of HONEY BADGER. What do you think?

  34. bootje says:

    lose
    dignity
    stand
    embarrassing
    launched
    rigorously
    awesome
    application
    access
    security
    end
    Dropbox

  35. Theredbaron1834 says:

    sacrifice | privacy | work | unencrypted | created | unequivocally | cross-platform | client | access | security | year | security

    Know I am way off, if only because it is too close to what everybody else said, but who knows.

  36. Craig says:

    exposerify
    dataifications
    excelorise
    fantastificacial
    creatorised
    amazinglificationally
    superbified
    datasecurifier
    actionise
    stupendification
    deification
    securifiers

  37. etuaip says:

    sacrifice
    privacy
    stand
    private
    started
    pre-
    free
    application
    access
    security
    Year
    Privacy

    Username: etuaip

  38. i_vanl says:

    Is the result out yet?