a mash-up of public (communication) & talking
I am something of a (closet) political junkie when it comes to elections. Oddly enough, politics itself, that vague act of governing and legislating and managing a large budget, that raises my ire and I usually look away when I can, but elections get me geared up for something… the debate, the issues, the hope and promise of something better (despite that we all know it a scattered collection of lies and false idealism in the end.)
All things considered, my interest in politics has shifted almost exclusively to social media. I get my political fix digitally, from the web, tweeted in bursts, hash-tagged and trended, liked on Facebook, or spasmed across the chasms of Google Plus. I consume my politics through a screen. Filtered, yes. Trending, true. But with a consciousness of both the pitfalls and advantages of the source.