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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
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 "
" 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'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.
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.
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RE: Let's be honest
11/13/2012 10:36:48 PM
LOL, tell me how many people did Marx and Engels kill? Millions you say?
Religion is an antiquated concept that was required when science was at its infancy. Now science has progressed enough that most people don't need it. Science has been proven to work countless times over. Why don't you listen to the Hithens & Fry debate where they overwhelmingly proved that the Catholic church had a negative effect in human history, maybe you'll learn something.
Just because daddy and mommy told you there was a god and Jesus was his son every day ever since you were little kid doesn't mean they were right or knew what they were doing.
RE: Let's be honest
11/14/2012 2:08:51 AM
Is that all you've got? Really?
Your stroke is mere derision, and that is the sum total of your higher education. Shameful.
I pity you. Especially since you know you're right and you know what you're doing ... more so than all the skeptics. But isn't that laughable.
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