National Unfriend Day: Jimmy Kimmel's Facebook Crusade is Saturday, Novembet 17, 2012
For the third year, Facebook users across the nation will participate in this national day — Nov. 17, this Saturday — to remove"friends" who don't really belong on the list.
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National Unfriend Day: Jimmy Kimmel's Facebook Crusade is Saturday
"This is a day I invented to save the United States," Jimmy Kimmel said during his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, referring to the National Unfriend Day for Facebook users that he started in 2010.
"There are 150 million Facebook users in America alone — which is half the population," he continues in this video clip on TV.com. "And many of these people have hundreds, if not thousands, of what they call friends."
Kimmel then goes on to highlight the useless information found on one particular user's profile, and encourages people to "unfriend" such users on Nov. 17. This year, that day is Saturday.
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Like it or not, Mitt Romney losing 847 Facebook 'friends' an hour
What have you done for me lately? Not much, apparently. As reported on Saturday, former (and losing) GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is losing an average of 847 Facebook "Friends" an hour.
It's not necessarily a bad thing. After all, there is a National Unfriend Day on which Facebook users are supposed to ditch their faux friends. You know, the friends that aren't really friends, but are instead acquaintances -- at best.
Soon after Romney conceded the election, his social media followers began dropping quickly. Since 11:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, more than 55,025 users have unliked the former Massachusetts Governor, averaging about 847 an hour.
Contrasting that is Barack Obama's social media footprint. As of about 4 p.m. EST on Saturday, Obama had 33,176,856 Facebook likes, which is over 800,000 479 more than he had on election night and, most notably, about 21 million more than Mitt Romney had at the same time on Saturday.
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