Problem Solvers…ish #17: Political Cows and Facebook Vitriol

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So, the campaign season that is Monkey House 2016 is in high gear. Unfortunately, so is the Facebook vitriol that keeps showing up in your feed! These people are your friends, right? Or, at least they were back in April, before everybody lost all sense of political proportion.

Artists rendering of what political discourse might look like Facebook vitriol took place in physical gathering places, such as cafés, instead of in "the cyber" of social media, (by Manuel Cabral y Aguado Bejarano).

Artists rendering of what political discourse might look like if all this recent Facebook vitriol took place in physical gathering places, such as cafés, instead of in “the cyber” of social media, (by Manuel Cabral y Aguado Bejarano).

Facebook vitriol — To Mute or Not to Mute…or just unfriend completely?

No question about it, your friends’ timelines have become minefields of emotional volatility! Everybody has their political cows, and cannot tolerate an udder opinion. Should we “mute” the voices that make us cringe until November? Unfriend them completely now that we know what kind of ideological Neanderthals they are? Or just take the social high ground and expose ourselves to the sloppy curds and whey that is the rich plurality of this great nation? Seth and Lex may have an idea or two. It might even be on topic…

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