2016 has been the most politically divisive year I’ve witnessed. Scandals break daily that beg us to respond on social media. These “breaking” stories often evoke festering anger, driving us to rant or plead to the public to see the obvious. Our logical appeals can turn emotional, harming and sometimes severing ties.
I wanted to investigate this issue, so I took to Facebook to ask my 357 friends if these types of political posts and arguments had an impact on the way they used social media.
Three people responded.
I realize I’m not a lightning rod of political discourse like many of my friends, but I was still surprised to see how few commented, especially considering that 76 people liked the picture of me and my son shared a few minutes before.