Some fair-minded commentators believe liberal schadenfreude at Mitt Romney's election defeat needs to stop. But for those who still haven't quite had their fill, here's a fresh way to soak in the candidate's impending decline into irrelevance: Go to Romney's Facebook page, look at the number of "likes" below his name, and then hit "refresh" on your browser. How many did he lose in the few seconds it took you to complete that operation?
The Washington Post's Caitlin Dewey calculated on Friday that the erstwhile candidate was shedding Facebook fans at a clip of 593 per hour. Or nearly 10 per minute. Or one every six seconds. Or... you get the idea. By the time Mashable wrote about the phenomenon on Saturday, that number was up to 847 per hour. I didn't get all scientific about it when I checked Romney's page this morning, but suffice it to say the exodus is not abating. Facebookers are jumping off the Romney bandwagon faster than you can say "MySpace."
...And now there's this: disappearingromney.com. Thanks to reader M Davidson for the tip.
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