Battle Of The Cross-Post Flame Wars: Google+ vs. Facebook

I know some people hate people who cross post to different social networks, and I’ve seen threats to un-follow people who do, but whatever, that’s how I roll.  Today, I posted the same thing to Facebook and Google+:

I’m no constitutional scholar or supreme court justice. But Article 1 Section 8 of the constitution says that congress has the power to provide for the general welfare of its citizens. To me, the individual health insurance mandate seems to fall under that clause.

Facebook post:

http://www.facebook.com/henry.koren/posts/10100413231352884

Google plus post:

https://plus.google.com/114211481371943139895/posts/9qGDWepRZsf

This forked into two separate but heated discussions…

Both networks produced some powerful and impassioned arguments, both discussions taught me different facts & showed expressions of reasonable opinions from both sides. The discussions had a much different tone, the Facebook one seems to lose focus and spin out of control. I’m not sure if it’s fair to characterize what happened on Google+ as a flame war. Some of the members participate in both networks.

I posted nearly the same thing at the same time to Twitter, and got no response.

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Maybe I just suck at Twitter, or should have sent multiple tweets so I could mention the hot-button individual insurance mandate.  Or maybe Twitter is just a horrible medium for a multi-person threaded debate, especially on something so complicated as the possible interpretations of vague language.

I expect the arguments over this ancient ambiguous document to continue on.

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