January 23, 2018

Fear on the rise in our literature

Could we be using fewer words associated with happiness and joy and more associated with fear in recent decades? With Google digitization of hundreds of years of literature, British anthropologists are mapping the rise and fall of “emotion” words through history, says an NPR story. This effort began simply with lists of “emotion” words: 146 […]

I want your vote: KSL’s “Star Correspondent” Competition

If you’ve been following or reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I like to talk about politics. With the National Republican Convention in August, the local news station (and one of the largest, if not the largest, local news outlets in the country), is sending one person on an all expenses paid trip to the convention as a “Star Correspondent.”

I want to be that Star Correspondent. [cont…]

Could Facebook become a target for acquisition by Google?

Could Google buy Facebook someday?

Why wouldn’t Google go after Facebook? After a lackluster IPO, at least one analyst is already predicting the demise of Facebook. Why not wait until Facebook has bottomed out and then pick it up for a song?

After watching Facebook’s market cap over the last week (and Google’s in comparison since they went public), I can’t help but wonder if Facebook’s business model is ultimately unsustainable. [cont…]

In lieu of a daily post…

I’ve been asked to be on some kind of Deseret News live panel blogging about the election results tonight. Please join me there as we watch the primary results come in from Arizona and Michigan. Click on the image below to find the panel. Coverage starts at 5:30 PM.

You can also follow me (should you be so inclined to stalk) on Twitter under the handle @publiusdb.

My New Year’s Resolution: Focus & Discipline

Yeah, I know it’s been almost two weeks. Clearly, I’ve been a little distracted…

Which leads to the resolution: formulate systems and goals that will lead to the discipline to, well, get more done–read more books, write more…stuff, spend more time with family, serve in my community a few more hours, and, hopefully, earn a little more money.

Because let’s be honest: do I really need to respond to one more Facebook post?

Facebook lied & stole your data…making billions of dollars.

Who wants to use a service that lies, cheats, and steals from them? I mean, a service other than Facebook, right? Because that’s what Facebook has been doing for years. Lure you in, get your data, pictures, friends, and then, they change the rules. It’s scary, it’s creepy, it’s dishonest, and it’s made Zuckerberg one […]

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