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Where do you find the silver lining amid all the election noise?

Filed by KOSU News in Public Insight Network.
October 9, 2012

As Election Day inches closer, it’s getting increasingly difficult to avoid each other’s political opinions. On outlets like Facebook and Twitter, it only takes a few keystrokes and a click to make your opinions known.

A lot of people have told us about how differences of political opinion – especially those expressed on social networking sites – are tearing families, friendships, and even couples apart. So now we’re wondering: Where is the silver lining in all of this?

Is Facebook actually helping you express yourself in ways you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing in person? Have you learned something important from a Twitter post? Or are you so sick of election noise that you turn to social networks as a form of refuge?

>> Share your story: What’s the silver lining?

Others have shared stories about maintaining (or letting go of) relationships in an election year (see a larger version):

View How politics is straining our relationships in a full screen map

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