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…

I Digg Atheism

Recently I've gotten into the website Digg.com. For those who don't know, this is a site where you can submit web pages that strike your interest and allow others to comment on it. I have subscribed to the Digg RSS feed via Google Reader just like I have also subscribed to Slashdot, which is basically the same thing, but geared towards "News for nerds. Stuff that matters."

What I have found interesting is, compared to the other feeds I get, how many stories there are posted on Digg about atheism or disproving God and various Christian doctrines. In fact, I hadn't read anything concerning atheism on Google Reader until I started Digging. Through Digg.com I found everything from The Atheist's Nightmare which is a video of some guy with a mustache sitting next to Kirk Cameron describing the wonders of the banana (which turns out to be more of the Atheist's Laughing Stock) to How the Hubble Killed God (question answered) to, most recently, Richard Dawkins Explains Quantum Theory to a Christian.

This last one on Quantum Theory was pretty interesting. It starts off with a humble ex-atheist stepping up to the microphone to ask Richard Dawkins about the doctrine of the trinity as compared to quantum physics, the comparison being how the two ideas tend to be equally mysterious. Quantum physics, Dawkins retorts, however mysterious it may be, and however we sometimes can't get our minds around the assumptions it makes, is testable to within a margin of error so small that it's like guessing the width of the USA to within a margin of error as small as the width of a human hair. The crowd to which he is speaking then erupts in a round of applause and the believer is lead back to his seat. Which is too bad because I would have loved for him to come back with a statement something like this: "That may be true, but you still have to make wild, unorthodox and previously unheard-of assumptions to get those tests to work. Assumptions that are along the same lines of 'a single being can exist in three persons.'"

It amazes me how closed-minded those who accuse us of being closed-minded are. I will say this for them, however: at least they don't have Rosie O'Donnell sitting on a stool explaining the evolutionary wonders of the banana.

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