Suffering from Facebook frustration due to a barrage of political negativity in my news feed, I posted this comment:
“No – I don’t do religion or politics on Facebook, my choice. So sue me. If you do like to post that stuff, that’s cool too, I don’t mind – but when it gets to be too much in my estimation, chances are I will be paying less attention to what you say on either side of the aisle. That’s my story, I’m stickin’ withit.”
This garnered more than 20 “likes”, many comments and some new subscribers to The Social Freelancer on Facebook
I am not telling anyone what to do, or not do on Facebook, so chill out! I’m providing insight on how I (and many others) view Facebook, Twitter and other forms of Social Media. Emphasis on SOCIAL networking, where people are FRIENDLY, even if they disagree, like a little party we get invited to every day. More about that in this video post> Keep the “Social” in Social Media.
Notice the headline here is “Why I Don’t Go Political with Social Media” NOT “Why You Shouldn’t Post Political Tirades on Social Media”. Do what you want, it’s a free (well, maybe not so free…) country.
I enjoy respectful political discourse from time to time. People that post reasoned viewpoints on political topics OCCASIONALLY don’t annoy me at all. It is those who choose to give a non-stop stream of posts (3 or more a day) all directed against a politician, or a political party (either side!) that make me want to TUNE OUT. Based on the majority of comments I received to this status update, I am not alone.
Here are some of my responses to comments made on the Facebook status: Read more…