Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

IE7 Released and Available for Download

Slashdot | IE7 Released and Available for Download

Slashdot just posted a short little diddy saying the new IE7 is done. I've had the beta for a while here at work and I greatly admire the strides Microsoft has made in trying to copy Firefox.

If you don't have it already, I highly suggest getting it, if for no other reason, then to see my site when it starts using PNG images with alpha content (pictures you can see through). For rest assured - we will use them! And IE6 doesn't show them up correctly (and every single other browser on the market does :-P).