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After the Election, Time to Heal Your Facebook Divide

After the Election, Time to Heal Your Facebook Divide

Did the political views popping up on your Facebook newsfeed force you to unfriend some online acquaintances? You weren't the only one. The community discussed the etiquette of political discussion on Facebook.

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This week was full of choices and innovations. Long brewing battles, like the one between the two presidential candidates in the United States and the ever-present war of the smartphones, saw some resolution. Social media platforms showcased new features and, in some cases, new problems.

The 2012 presidential election has come and gone, leaving countless trends, tweets and memes in its wake. For those of us who live in a world based in social media, politics may have changed the composition of our Facebook friend list. Did you find yourself unfriending someone as a result of their political diatribes? Our community sounded off on how the election affected their newsfeeds.

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Barack Obama was declared the winner of the election, but another contest was decided as well: the Samsung Galaxy S III replaced the iPhone as the world's most popular smartphone. But don't break out the bubbly just yet, Samsung fans. It's likely that the subdued iPhone sales were partly a result of anticipation for the iPhone 5. Our readers had their opinions on which smartphone would rule them all.

Pinterest didn't score any victories against competitors, but it did finally introduce a long-awaited feature: secret boards that keep the rest of the world from seeing what you're pinning. Facebook also got an upgrade, with friend pages switching to Timeline format. Twitter also drew our attention, though not for a new feature. Instead, many members of our community noticed that their passwords had been reset without their permission. What was your take on these changes?

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