How to Create Debate on Facebook
Debates on Facebook have become a trend especially during the US Presidential elections. Political topics have always been an eye for many people from different walks of life to start arguments with. Mark Zuckerberg designed Facebook to be a multipurpose platform that can be an avenue for virtual social interaction of all sorts.
This social media site has become a way of living for some as they make it part of their marketing strategies to sell. Others are simply making Facebook and outlet of their emotions, a virtual diary, a system for documenting their daily routine, a place for recording a baby’s milestones… The list goes on and on. Now, this has become a go-to online space for debaters. Some are creating pages on Facebook where they can invite netizens from different parts of the world to challenge for a particular debate topic.
Creating a page is only one of the many ways to create debate or start an online poll on Facebook. There are others who simply comment on even the most nonsense posts and incite an argument. Many are even arguing on posts about food being cooked in a non traditional way. Others even start an argument over controversial celebrities such as the likes of the Kardashians or Justin Bieber.
So anyone can start a Facebook debate by also commenting or sharing an article, a post, a meme, status, etc. They may also go to websites such as Uldebate and share the URL of the day’s pick a fight topic. This is an online site that encourages its audience to take a stand on something. They post various opposing subject matters to initiate a debate from different parties.
The user simply has to register and login to comment and take a stand. It is quite easy to choose which side – to the left or to the right. Platforms like this can be linked to Facebook to encourage more people to vote and express how they feel about a particular topic. However, sensitive topics that may cause strife or personal differences among friends may be avoided by many. Hence, it is quite difficult to gather a good number of audience or debaters to join in the conversation.
More people are inclined to joining discussions and start debates about entertainment and gossips rather than political topics and the really sensitive ones like the Syrian war and ISIS, or same sex marriage and Islamophobia, etc. Nonetheless, Facebook debates are important for people who are not too confident in face-to-face interactions and are more comfortable expressing themselves in the virtual world.