I followed him just so I could unfollow him.
The number of Twitter followers may have some intrinsic value in politics, and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona seems to be no exception to this rule.
“We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!,” McCain’s tweet said.
McCain’s tweet seemed to have the opposite effect — he began steadily losing followers. As of this writing, McCain has 2,989,328, a big deficit from the 74 he originally requested.