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What causes the "app itch"?

Mega Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


To-Be-Continued wrote:

Visiting dirty apps. Just sayin Smiley Tongue

 

 

TBC


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Message 11 of 96
Established Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


LS2982 wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 



Don't laugh. This is part of the answer: Onnela JP, Reed-Tsochas F, Spontaneous emergence of social influence in online systems, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010 Oct 26; 107(43): 18375-80

 

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To summarize: participation in online forums influences our behavior, that behavior tends to become more extreme over time, this happens unintentionally. In other words, the "app itch" is caused, to some degree, by participation in this forum.

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Message 12 of 96
Mega Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


Cdnewmanpac wrote:

LS2982 wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 



Don't laugh. This is part of the answer: Onnela JP, Reed-Tsochas F, Spontaneous emergence of social influence in online systems, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010 Oct 26; 107(43): 18375-80

 

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To summarize: participation in online forums influences our behavior, that behavior tends to become more extreme over time, this happens unintentionally. In other words, the "app itch" is caused, to some degree, by participation in this forum.


Gotcha!! I agree. But if you really want that prize you have to control it!




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Message 13 of 96
Blogger

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


Cdnewmanpac wrote:

LS2982 wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 



Don't laugh. This is part of the answer: Onnela JP, Reed-Tsochas F, Spontaneous emergence of social influence in online systems, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010 Oct 26; 107(43): 18375-80

 

Smiley Indifferent


To summarize: participation in online forums influences our behavior, that behavior tends to become more extreme over time, this happens unintentionally. In other words, the "app itch" is caused, to some degree, by participation in this forum.


I definitely agree with it.

It's a double-edged sword. Had it not been for these forums, I probably wouldn't have an AMEX BCE, but if it weren't for my sense of self-control and willpower, I'd probably have 13 more cards. The "Keeping up with the joneses" makes it way into some of the threads sometimes. You see the other guy app and get the 60K bonus miles and see his info is relatively similar to yours, so why not... and then you post about how you might app... and then someone else chimes in "DO IT!", so at that point, you got the validation you needed... except, the other people aren't getting hit with INQ's but you are.

 

I wonder if people DID get hard pulls for suggesting credit card apps, if we'd see a much deader Credit Card forum.

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Message 14 of 96
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Re: What causes the "app itch"?


FrugalRican wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

LS2982 wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 



Don't laugh. This is part of the answer: Onnela JP, Reed-Tsochas F, Spontaneous emergence of social influence in online systems, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010 Oct 26; 107(43): 18375-80

 

Smiley Indifferent


To summarize: participation in online forums influences our behavior, that behavior tends to become more extreme over time, this happens unintentionally. In other words, the "app itch" is caused, to some degree, by participation in this forum.


I definitely agree with it.

It's a double-edged sword. Had it not been for these forums, I probably wouldn't have an AMEX BCE, but if it weren't for my sense of self-control and willpower, I'd probably have 13 more cards. The "Keeping up with the joneses" makes it way into some of the threads sometimes. You see the other guy app and get the 60K bonus miles and see his info is relatively similar to yours, so why not... and then you post about how you might app... and then someone else chimes in "DO IT!", so at that point, you got the validation you needed... except, the other people aren't getting hit with INQ's but you are.

 

I wonder if people DID get hard pulls for suggesting credit card apps, if we'd see a much deader Credit Card forum.



Who does that? Smiley Very Happy

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Message 15 of 96
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Re: What causes the "app itch"?

Indeed, who does that. I believe you'd be sharing my hard pull for the Discover More and Revelate for the AMEX BCE.

 

Thus proving CD's posting.

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Message 16 of 96
Senior Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?

It is an addiction like gambling.   And reading the forum about other's successes is a trigger.

 

I'm going to bet that a lot of us here have addictive tendencies (Alcohol, drugs, cigs, gambling, sex, etc). 

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Message 17 of 96
Senior Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


FrugalRican wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

LS2982 wrote:

Cdnewmanpac wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 



Don't laugh. This is part of the answer: Onnela JP, Reed-Tsochas F, Spontaneous emergence of social influence in online systems, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010 Oct 26; 107(43): 18375-80

 

Smiley Indifferent


To summarize: participation in online forums influences our behavior, that behavior tends to become more extreme over time, this happens unintentionally. In other words, the "app itch" is caused, to some degree, by participation in this forum.


I definitely agree with it.

It's a double-edged sword. Had it not been for these forums, I probably wouldn't have an AMEX BCE, but if it weren't for my sense of self-control and willpower, I'd probably have 13 more cards. The "Keeping up with the joneses" makes it way into some of the threads sometimes. You see the other guy app and get the 60K bonus miles and see his info is relatively similar to yours, so why not... and then you post about how you might app... and then someone else chimes in "DO IT!", so at that point, you got the validation you needed... except, the other people aren't getting hit with INQ's but you are.

 

I wonder if people DID get hard pulls for suggesting credit card apps, if we'd see a much deader Credit Card forum.


+1!

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Message 18 of 96
Mega Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?

No real addictions here for me.....except myFICO forums!



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Message 19 of 96
Valued Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


LS2982 wrote:
No real addictions here for me.....except myFICO forums!


now now dont lie..we both have addictions for apping


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