Political Comments Facebook snapshot

It’s not an infographic, but this is a compilation of various Facebook threads around the recent Australian Election.

What was interesting to me is the range of conversations. From pro Liberal to anti-Abbott, from not voting properly to spending a lot of time working out their exact preferences or helping others understand theirs better. I particularly liked the threads about not abusing people.  Actually I hate the entire act of character assassination. Politics should be a lot more about the policies and a lot less about the people.

I admit that my feed is biased. I gravitate towards people of similar interests and values so don’t have a balanced Facebook timeline, but I doubt many people do.

Political Facebook Comments Timeline
Political Comments Timelines

 

Whilst I’m posting about politics I might as well put up some resources I found interesting :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yx-Yp2gMTA – How to use the Power of your Vote. For those that don’t know much about politics (especially those a bit annoyed at it) this is a good start.

http://preferences.theglobalmail.org/ – A great website that visualises the various preferences of the political parties

http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/senate-calculator/ – A calculator that took the expected primary votes and worked out the outcome.

https://www.efa.org.au/election2013/ – How well do the political parties stack up on digital rights?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5q7ZwV2kZE : Rupert Tweets, The Tele Repeats (Media Watch 26/08/2013) – A great section of Media Watch that explains the bias of the Murdoch press.

http://belowtheline.org.au/ballot/TB2 – This is how I voted (below the line).

 

 

 

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Michael Kubler

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