“One of Marlow’s researchers has developed a way to calculate a country’s “gross national happiness” from its Facebook activity by logging the occurrence of words and phrases that signal positive or negative emotion. Gross national happiness fluctuates in a way that suggests the measure is accurate: it jumps during holidays and dips when popular public figures die. After a major earthquake in Chile in February 2010, the country’s score plummeted and took many months to return to normal. “
June 18, 2012
facebook meets sociology….cool read!
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Frankie earned her BA in History from CSU Chico. Her writing includes current events as well as self published fiction and a children's book she is publishing. She lives in northern California with one husband, two dogs, and three boys. Frankie is an avid cooker, reader, hiker, and napper. View all posts by Frankie Wallace
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The only quote worth posting until US democracy is safe again.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people with a good conscience to remain silent.
My Mission StatementTo empower those around me in a positive way. To believe in my goals and my ability to reach them, thus providing an example to my boys and others. To enjoy the journey.