By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN
When it comes to politics, maybe social networking sites like Facebook should have a disclaimer. Daniel Post Senning, an etiquette expert and author has heard a number of horror stories.
[3:29] "The repercussions to offline relationships from online behavior are very real."
Cody Leckburg, a salesman, recently decided to change his online behavior for this very reason. The clean-cut father and husband loves talking about politics but now, when it comes to social media, he's got tighter rules:
[:03] "What I decided a couple weeks ago was I'm not going to post anything that's purposefully divisive."
That's because online communication often leads to confusion and misunderstandings.
Rashid Mohammad is another political aficionado. He loves talking politics with friends across the table but online it can be a different story:
[2:47] "A lot of these people, you've got high school friends, you've got all kinds of people you may not even talk to all the time. When it's an election cycle and we're talking you hear everything I'm thinking, you get the detail. If it's on Facebook you just see the 'like.' It's an issue."
Nuance is lost because people can't see facial expressions, gestures or hear tone of voice. So experts like Senning suggest picking up the phone or resolving, in person, any issues, disagreements or bad feelings that start from political discussions online.
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