I fear social media will be used to try to polarise political positions towards the "easy" answers sold by the extremists, I hope pragmatically a more robust moderate centrist position will be promoted increasing stability...
Politics isn't only about voting; it's more deeply about organizing to get and keep power. And the evidence that social media is helping organized groups get more power--sometimes more than their raw numbers might get them at the ballot box--is staring us in the face. Exhibit A: the current Republican presidential primary. http://techpresident.com/news/21841/how-social-media-keeping-gop-primary-going