Fairweather Facebook friends abandon Mitt Romney

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      There's a new metric for measuring how people suck up to power—and for how fast followers abandon ship when that person no longer becomes useful.

      According to mashable.com, they're dumping Republican presidential candidate as Facebook friends at an alarming rate.

      "Since 11:30 on Tuesday, more than 55,025 users have unliked the Massachusetts Governor, at a rate of about 847 an hour," mashable.com states.

      Even George W. Bush couldn't claim numbers like that after leaving office.


      We're now using Facebook for comments.



      Nov 11, 2012 at 4:22pm

      im no mitt supporter, but this image shows he has 12,048,763 friends. 55,025 accounts for about 0.4 percent of that number.


      Nov 11, 2012 at 10:22pm

      Now down to 12,442,666 as of 10:21 pm - dropped three more in the time it took to refresh . . .


      Nov 12, 2012 at 6:21am

      everybody on facebook is fake and their friends are even more fake.
      all it measures is how fake you are


      Nov 24, 2012 at 9:50pm

      The trauma of losing 'likes' and invisible Mark Zuckerberg-style 'friends' must be absolutely crushing.

      Charlie, I'm beginning to worry about you...:)