Sucks to lose.
According to a story on Mashable, in the first three days after he lost the election, Mitt Romney was abandoned by more than 50,000 cyber friends, at the rate of 847 per hour.
As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, Romney and Obama were both steadily gaining fans on both Facebook and Twitter through Tuesday evening, though Obama gained about five times as many on both networks.Talk about your fair-weather friends.
Soon after Romney conceded the election, though, his social media followers began dropping quickly. Since 11:30 on Tuesday, more than 55,025 users have unliked the Massachusetts Governor, at a rate of about 847 an hour.
Obama, on the other hand, has increased his "likes" on Facebook by 804,000+ in the same time period. And he's picked up almost a million followers since he won on election night.
Everyone loves a winner.