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FACEBOOK CONNECTS FRIENDS AND FAMILY, BUT ALSO DIVIDES THEM

imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Social media is supposed to connect you up with friends and family and create a loving and supportive network through the Internet.  But alas, Facebook also divides and separates friends and family, especially when it comes to politics.

Ever wondered who among your Facebook friends like Donald Trump, or Ted Cruz, or Bernie Sanders, or Hillary Clinton? Hell, even George Bush or Dick Cheney?

If you are Filipino, do you know who among your friends support which presidential candidate: Mar Roxas, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, Jejomar Binay or Miriam Defensor-Santiago?

Easy. Thanks to Facebook’s brilliant algorithms and database.

All you need to do is log on to your Facebook account, and in the search box, type in: “My Facebook friends who like (fill in the blanks).”  The results may or may not surprise you, but we know of netizens who have unfriended people because of what their search revealed.

Technology has its ups, but also downs. And politics can be divisive.