Saturday, July 30, 2011
I admit I didn’t see this coming.
On Friday, President Obama took the debt/budget battled to the American people. He asked the people to “call, email or tweet their representative and urge them to support a bipartisan compromise to the debt crisis.”
While Congressional telephone switchboards lit-up like Christmas trees, a strange thing also happened.
By Friday evening, the President had lost more than 40,000 Twitter followers and the number is growing.
Members of the Twitterati took to the social media platform to voice their annoyance over the barrage of grassroots partisan tweets.
A search for “@BarackObama unfollow” turned up scores of irritated posts.
“Honestly, @BarackObama, I’m going to have to unfollow you if you don’t stop filing up my Twitter inbox soon,” tweeted Bostonian @melisthreadgill, a self-described “Progressive activist”.
“Can’t believe I had to unfollow @BarackObama for spamming Twitter. Really, really strange behavior,” wrote @Arevill inConnecticut.
Obama’s follower number took the biggest dive in recent twitter memory.