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Social media? More like anti-social media

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By Tom Purcell

"I can't take it anymore! My social media friends are driving me batty!"

"Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Pew Research Center survey that found '46% of adult social media users say they feel 'worn out by political posts and discussions they see on social media' ― a share that 'has risen 9 percentage points since the summer of 2016, when the Center last asked this question.'"

"I sure am worn out. Half of my online friends hate one political party, half of them hate the other. Personally, I've come to dislike both parties!"

"It's becoming regrettably unusual for anyone to have online friends who hold differing views, which is an awful shame."

"You want shame? Post anything, positive or negative, about President Trump or Bernie Sanders and see what happens. Whatever happened to decorum?"

"It's being replaced by growing intolerance of differing viewpoints.........

© The Korea Times