We get it: everyone loves Stephen Colbert. Now the New York Times gets it, too. It interviewed the 16-year-old who started the Facebook group “1,000,000 For Stephen T Colbert,” and boy oh boy did the kid have tons of insight.
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
Except, of course, that Barack Obama is a real presidential candidate; Colbert is a comedian.
The group’s raw stats are impressive enough: nearly 1.2 million members, tremendous discussion topics like “Why American Fascism Works” and “Is hitting women really that wrong?”, and a strange looking fat man posting dozens of pictures of himself in the group.
Political participation, now even easier than voting.
The Colbert Nation Quickly Colonizes Facebook [New York Times]