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Cache Me If You Can: Rational Addiction to the Leisure Activity of Geocaching


Kristina Shoyleva


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniel K. N. Johnson


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

June 13, 2011

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2011-04

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This paper tests whether geocaching, a real-world treasure hunt activity using GPS devices and clues provided by other participants, can be modeled as an addictive pursuit. Using over 36 million online activity logs posted by more than 675,000 users in 2010, we find strong evidence that the activity follows a pattern of rational addiction. The result has implications not only for this activity, but for a host of other social activities that increasingly blur the edges between online and real-world communities and activities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: addiction, geocaching, online, rational, myopic

JEL Classification: D12, M3, R1

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Date posted: June 13, 2011  

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Shoyleva, Kristina and Johnson, Daniel K. N., Cache Me If You Can: Rational Addiction to the Leisure Activity of Geocaching (June 13, 2011). Colorado College Working Paper No. 2011-04. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1864039 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1864039

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Kristina Shoyleva
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Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://faculty1.coloradocollege.edu/~djohnson
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