Ted Cruz App
A growing number of Ted Cruz supporters are checking their smartphones every day, in an effort to gain points and make their way to the top of the "Cruz's Crew" leaderboard.
Online communities are weird. These points are seemingly worthless to the individuals earning them, beyond the in-group signalling value among "Cruz's Crew." Yet people are willing to trade their friend's (sic) contact information for them.
If this is successful as an information gathering tool, it seems likely many more (and more well polished) versions will be popping up in other campaign apps. What other domains might we see this -- maybe religious or music groups? Does its success mean we shouldn't take seriously the new branch of experimental economics that uses games to make inferences about various economic theories?
12/7/2015 08:18:08 pm
On the contrary, I think it shows that people respond to games, even if the incentives are low. Foursquare (now Swarm) thrived off of the gamification aspect of it's app. Likewise, many (most?) games provide no reward (literally monopoly money) and many have limited or no skill required, yet people find great enjoyment, and work to optimize their performance even within the limited system of each game.
12/16/2015 04:29:08 pm
Good point Norm, though my fear is that people seem to play games in ways that are not consistent with their actions in other settings. Insights gained from experiments using games are then only externally valid in very specific instances.
7/4/2018 12:13:11 am
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