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Social media chorus shouts: Vote! Vote! Vote!

Social media chorus shouts: Vote! Vote! Vote!

Hours before I headed over to my polling place Tuesday, I logged into Facebook expecting the usual assortment of free-floating outrage, sappy uplift and pet photos.

Instead, I got status update after status update exhorting me to vote.

The updates marched past like a parade of barking boot-camp instructors:

Vote vote vote!

Some states have more exciting races than ours this year, but wherever you are, vote!

If you didn't vote and don't have a stellar excuse for missing the polls, unfriend me now. I don't need useless lazy (people) like you mucking up my FB feed.

Feeling guilty that I hadn't charged out to vote before I'd finished my...