The chatter at the water cooler
Do you know where a lot of political, social, and cultural opinion is formed among friends? At the watercooler at your job!
A fascinating amount of opinion is shared there, during the few brief moments people meet and chat. People hear what their peers are saying and thinking about. It is like the "old school" social media - except it is direct, honest, and from a person you know.
A little more in-depth conversation and exchange of ideas happens in the break room, and the lunch room, when time allows.
But this is my water cooler and you are welcome to take a drink ...
if you dare :-o