Colbert Gains Support On Facebook

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Comedian Stephen Colbert’s fictitious bid for the presidency has created a pretty big buzz on social networking site Facebook.

One group created by Raj Vachhani called "1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert" has attracted over one million members in a little over a week and it has become the most popular political group on Facebook.

On the groups Facebook page it says, "We did it! It only took us about 8 days to accumulate over 1 million members! Now, we must make sure that Colbert has the biggest group on Facebook. The biggest Facebook group has approximately 1.7 Million members, lets beat that."

Mr. Vachhani, a 16-year-old high school student from Montgomery, Ala., did not think that Colbert’s announcement for presidency would cause problems for Facebook’s servers. The number of group participants averaged 83 new members a minute for eight days. Facebook had to take the group offline for a brief period.

In an email interview with the New York Times, Mr. Vachhani said," "What amazed me the most was how [Barack] Obama’s 1 Million Strong Group took more than 8 months to get about 380,000 members, but Colbert’s 1 Million Strong Group took less than a week to get 750,000 members."

Colbert Gains Support On Facebook
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  • Greg Fox

    I guess it’s called the “Colbert Nation” for a reason. :) I joined and would go to the main page and hit refresh occasionally just to idly watch the number of members increment, it was wild. you couldnt catch it day or night where the numbers werent steadily increasing.

    We will all write him in anyway. thats just the way Colbert viewers are. Actually, I think hed make a better president than anyone running to tell the truth. And hes much more entertaining than Mr Bush.

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