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…

Trek Remastered

I'm sorry, but I just had to let this be seen. Deep within this new-cinema-loving exterior beats the heart of a closet Trekkie, and that love muscle beat a little harder when I saw this:

If you haven't heard by now, a new prequel Trek movie is scheduled for 2008. It has great promise since the producer of LOST, JJ Abrams, is jumping on board to produce and direct. TrekMovie.com has all the info you need to know about that and this remastered Trek. It's actually been on since the Fall and I just now discovered it on YouTube. Awesome.