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Romney never fully conquered social media platform

When it comes to social networking, one cannot deny that reelected American President Barack Obama's campaign team thoroughly trumped Republican challenger Mitt Romney's team.  

Even a late push by Romney in Facebook "likes" was unable to close the gap, with the final count being nearly 3-to-1 in Obama's favor.  Mitt Romney can take pride in that analysts showed his smaller legion of fans to be more active in sharing content and liking his posts.

But as the President celebrates the title of "Most Popular Tweet in History", some of those same once-engaged Romney fans are abandoning their former Facebook friend.  Mitt Romney is seeing his social media stock rapidly sink.  A site called "Disappearing Romney" is tracking this trend real time -- updating how many fans his page has.

In the last 18 hours former Gov. Romney was losing nearly 1,000 supporters an hour, as each hour on average he was "unliked" by 982 former social media buddies.

Romney unliked
Romney's former fans are "unliking" him at a steady rate.
[Image Source: Disappearing Romney]

The former Massachusetts governor's Facebook effort was marred in the days leading up to the elections by allegations that some of his "likes" were due to some kind of glitch (or according to conspiracy theorists "hacking") on Facebook.  A number of people complained that their accounts mysteriously "liked" Romney and could not be changed.

Romney and Ryan sad
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his VP candidate Paul Ryan lost the social media race, with Barack Obama receiving nearly 3 times as many likes. [Image Source: AP/HR]

Of course take the President's social media cachet with a grain of salt.  Social media's most active members tend to skew to a younger demographic, and the younger demographic also tends to be remarkably consistent at being inconsistent in terms of voting and political fundraising.

In elections that are often decided by narrow margins in battleground states, one must wonder if a candidate who loses the social media battle by such a wide margin will be able to win in future elections, as social media's influence grows by the year.

Sources: Disappearing Romney, CNN



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RE: Let's be honest
By Ammohunt on 11/13/2012 2:59:54 PM , Rating: 0
I am a living example of why Higher Education isn't required so i call bullshit on your example. I make just shy of six figures and work for one of the top five software companies on the planet in a highly technical capacity all with a HS diploma. You are just mad because you bought into the lie that Higher Education = Success; I work side by side with people that have their Doctorates.


RE: Let's be honest
By corduroygt on 11/13/2012 3:13:29 PM , Rating: 2
You're obviously so smart and superior that you don't realize that just because you can work amongst others with a HS diploma, it obviously must mean all HS graduates can do as well as college graduates. I'm sure you're first in line for promotions and management in front of all those people with advanced degrees.


RE: Let's be honest
By Ammohunt on 11/13/2012 3:24:57 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
I'm sure you're first in line for promotions and management in front of all those people with advanced degrees.


Why yes i am since the current CEO also doesn't have a college degree. I don't go into management by choice because for me life is what happens outside of work; my education/work doesn't define who i am.


RE: Let's be honest
By MadMan007 on 11/13/2012 4:28:26 PM , Rating: 2
One example (I know there are more) is proof that it's true for everyone? derp. If you had gone to college you might have taken a course called 'Statistics 101.' Statistically speaking college graduates do earn more over their lifetime.


RE: Let's be honest
By slunkius on 11/14/2012 1:39:36 AM , Rating: 4
and i am example that no education is required. i am earning bazillion of dollars (and euros) while graduating from kondergarden only. therefore schools and universities should be closed, based on my sound evidence.


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