Romney’s bleeding on Facebook!
On Mashable.com an article was released 3 days ago about how former Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has been bleeding Facebook “likes” since he lost the presidential election. The article states that since the election, which just took place just 8 days ago, people have been “unliking” the Mitt Romney Facebook page, resulting in Romney’s rapid fall from social media grace. DisappearingRomney.com is a website that has been created to follow in real-time Romney’s descent in social media spectrum. People have been dropping Romney at the rate of 847 “unlike’s” an hour. The article ended by leaving the reader with two questions, “What do you think of the Disappearing Romney website? Why do you think his likes are dropping?” I believe that this new “fad” of “unliking” Romney’s Facebook page shows the essence of the people living in the 21st century. We think that our Facebook “likes” or “dislikes” actually matter. At first while the presidential campaign and the debates were going on, everyone was running to their Twitter accounts to tweet what was on their mind and how they felt at the moment about the presidential election. Then, everyone would run to their Facebook account and update their status, stating their feelings and views yet once again. And of course anyone who is mildly computer savvy and has a Facebook account “liked” the Facebook page of the candidate they were going to vote for, the candidate they preferred. That’s the beauty of communication in the 21st century. We truly believe that our Facebook “likes” and comments actually made a difference! They do to the extent that a website was created where one can watch Romney’s “likes” disappear, but do our Facebook “likes” or “dislikes” really make a difference in how the election turned out? I’ll leave you with that question.