Greensboro, NC -- Technology is taking over this election cycle in a way like we've never seen.
Thanks to social media, you find any and everybody letting their opinions fly.
Remember to say "please" and "thank you."
Don't chew with your mouth open.
It's basic etiquette, black and white. But when it comes to political etiquette, there's a gray area.
"I've been de-friended by an Obama supporter. I just posted too much anti-Obama stuff," said Jason Benjamin.
"Sometimes it just feels like people are just fishing for like a debate, and an argument," said Rachel Zevallos.
You might have heard, "Don't talk about politics or religion at the dinner table".
According to Danielle Hatfield, co-founder of Experience Farm, the same goes for Facebook or Twitter.
"It's no different than inviting people over to your home for dinner. You kind of have to set some ground rules as to what you're going to allow in your social space," said Hatfield.
Hatfield shared some tips for talking politics that even work for everyday conversation.
She said before you start posting your political position, think about what you're trying to accomplish.
Hatfield added, starting an open debate is one thing, but if you're launching an attack you will make enemies.
She also said to stick to the facts. Don't post any personal attacks, especially if you can't back them up.
And remember, discussing politics is a choice, so choose your battles.
"You can either decline or you can change the subject, and never forget that when it comes to social media and politics. Because ultimately, it's up to you whether you're participating in the conversation, and whether or not you can leave the conversation," said Hatfield.
Hatfield said it's also important to have a good exit strategy. Meaning, if a political debate gets heated among friends, it might be time to say, "let's agree to disagree", or "our friendship is worth more than this argument."
Something else to remember: if you're talking politics online, whether it's the debates you're involved in or the conversation you're starting, all 500 of your closest friends can see everything you say.
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