November 12, 2012 by kelseylian
This isn’t really an “additional resource” per say, but I wanted to post about this Slate article I saw today about how Mitt Romney’s Facebook page is losing fans every time you hit “refresh.”
I know Kelly is doing Facebook for her media project, so I’d be interested in her take on this as well. Right now, when I just checked, the page was at 12,038,430 likes, which is about 2,000 less than in the article, posted 4 hours ago.
The Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey calculated on Friday that the erstwhile candidate wasshedding Facebook fans at a clip of 593 per hour. (That’s 10 per minute, one every six seconds).
I don’t know if you saw, but the Obama page had the most liked Facebook status update of all time after he won the election on Tuesday. It’s an interesting thought, in the world of Facebook and Twitters, what losing candidates will chose to do with their pages afterward. Do they keep those fans, posting updates or stories? Do they abandon them altogether? No one can really say.
I’m really interested to see how Romney continues to use social media, if he does at all. Will he post anything else, will he use it to run for office again? Will it become more about his personal life? It’s hard to know.
But, maybe that Romney face tattoo wasn’t such a good idea…