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Social Media and Politics

I do not believe that I will convince anyone to change their mind on matters of politics through a Facebook post. If you and I are of a similar mind, what I say might get a “heck yeah”. If you’re opposed, it’ll get an “oh no he didn’t!” Thus flame wars are born afresh across the internet. And people get upset. And then they share with their friends. And then they get upset. I complain about all the crazy people in my feed. And share with my friends. Then they get upset. And on and on and on we go, arguing endlessly and never coming to anything remotely approaching understanding much less agreement. Facebook allows for easy shouting, but not so much for quiet conversation.