How Does the Election Effect Your Social Networks?
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If you're Facebook feed is anything like mine, you're currently being hammared with political agenda and opinion. Proclaiming your love or hate for a candidate, party or the entire system used to happen behind closed doors between friends, family and colleagues. Social media has given anyone with a strong opinion a megahorn and the ability to shout at anyone who at somepoint opted into listening.
As someone interested in human behavior I find this fascinating for several reasons. First, is the lack of credibility required to make bold claims. Pre-wide spread social media adoption, having a large audience required adhering to certain standards of quality. Now days, one can broadcast their ideas to hundreds of people in their network without a concern of how factual or well represented said ideas are.
Second, I often wonder how likely people are to have their opinion swayed by others political posts? I see lots of digital arguments but never anyone admitting to being wrong. Are we actually expecting to change peoples opinions? Or are we just looking for fights from those who oppose us and validation from those who agree?
What's your take on how social is used for political opinion? Do you post your views? Do people in your network? Does it influence you? Do you argue when you disagree or just ignore it?