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Saturday, May 28, 2016

62% Americans Get News On Social Media (journalism.org)

More people in the United States are now turning to social media instead of traditional media for news. 

According to Pew Research Center, which surveyed over 4,500 people with various backgrounds, an increasingly number of Americans -- 62% to be exact -- are getting their news from social media platforms such as Facebook, and Instagram.

 Of the 62% people, 66% of them get their news from Facebook, 23% from Instagram, 21% from YouTube, and 19% from LinkedIn.

From a Huffington Post article: It's easy to believe you're getting diverse perspectives when you see stories on Facebook.

 You're connected not just to many of your friends, but also to friends of friends, interesting celebrities and publications you "like."

 But Facebook shows you what it thinks you'll be interested in. The social network pays attention to what you interact with, what your friends share and comment on, and overall reactions to a piece of content, lumping all of these factors into an algorithm that serves you items you're likely to engage with. It's a simple matter of business:

 Facebook wants you coming back, so it wants to show you things you'll enjoy.

Which means you will get polarized things aligned with your particular stance. 

Divisive alienation is never a good thing for community or society.

I know people who will actually judge you as a person by your political stance.

Which rules out Jesus telling everyone to love one another doesn't it?

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

It is unfortunate that so many far right religious Christians can't accept anyone who is not a Republican.

Especially when there are actually Christians who are not.

Jesus statement to love has no conditions placed upon it, it is a commandment given by the Lord.

But you wouldn't know that by the actions of some Christians.

Jesus is not Lord if He is not obeyed.

You do not love Jesus if you do not obey Him.

Jesus very plainly states:

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments."
John 14:15

In the current political climate in America Christians have not obeyed Jesus.

Where do you stand?

What is your hearts attitude?

This is not something you can lightly blow off Christian!

Time to get off the political soapbox and back away and get back to basic Christianity.

Love one another.

By this all men will know that you are My disciples. 

The bench mark.

Can anyone tell that you are Christ's?

Or are you just another polarized boring political pedantic talking head on their soapbox?

All political sides are culpable.

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