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Saturday, October 19, 2013


Listen, I don't hate Facebook. I just happen to like Twitter more. I mean, like way, way, way more.

There are a variety of reasons why. For one thing, and this is a biggy, Facebook is more about pictures and Twitter is more about talking. I much prefer to talk than to have my picture taken.

Plus, Twitter is immediate and Facebook is more long term. I'm always in a hurry. I want things now. Hence, I prefer to have the immediate gratification of talking with people and having real-time interaction, rather than posting pictures (or rants) and waiting for a response. Especially cause then I have to go back and check for a responses.  As anyone who has ever posted a comment on this blog knows, I'm terrible about remembering to go back and check for comments. Terrible.

But I noticed something.

My Twitter friends - my mostly online not in actual real life friends - have, as a majority, basically the same political opinions. And when I say political, I mean as in relating specifically to governmental political issues, not social political issues. I think that makes sense. However, my Facebook friends (a combination of real life friends, old friends from days gone by, and online imaginary friends), seem to hold almost the exact opposite political opinions.


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