In elections past, you may not have known where your high school friends stood on the political spectrum. But now, thanks to the power of social media, you learn quite a bit about about where your old buddies stand on the gold standard, Obamacare or abortion. Maybe much more than you ever wanted to know.
Admit it: Did you use your Facebook controls to silence one or two outspoken friends of yours during this election cycle? Did you come to the horrible realization that one of your beloved pals — maybe even a cherished family member — is a right- or left-wing nut-job?
Odds are you’ve seen at least some political chatter in your News Feed and chances are it was negative.
What did you do? Take our poll and let us know. Then share your tale of broken friendship in the comments — and let us know if there’s a chance of post-election reconciliation.
Mashable explores the trends changing politics in 2012 and beyond in Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote, an in-depth look at how digital media is reshaping democracy.
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