Generally speaking, if you think that your friends or followers on Livejournal, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr will disagree with your point of view on a certain topic, are you less likely to post about that topic?
If you post about a topic, and someone in a reply tells you that you're wrong, which of the following statements do agree with more strongly?
As long as the criticism is respectful, people are free to disagee with me.
My blog (or whatever) is my space and I can post what I want. If people don't like it, it is rude of them to be critical of me.
Hypothetical 1: You are liberal or conservative (chose one) and post something which alligns with that philosophy. A person at the opposite end of the spectrum comments and tells you why they say you're wrong. Which of these two statements is closer to your response?
I welcome and invite opposing points of view.
Liberals/Conservatives (which ever you're not) are morons. Why are they even reading what I write and how dare they spread their bs here?
Hypothetical #2: One of your LJ or Facebook or Tumblr friends posts a calm, non-ranting, analysis about why they think Hitler was right about some things. Which of the following statements comes closest to how you feel about that?
I may not agree, but I respect everyone's right to their opinion.
No! Hitler was responsible for the holocaust and no sane person would ever say anything supportive of him.