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…

Dragon Wars: A Review

I know I don't do much reviews. But I just had to warn you about this one.

This movie looks amazing! Just think! Huge Friggin Dragons tearing up LA! What's not to love?

Well, I thought Hollywood would have found out by now that Huge Friggin Dragons just aren't enough to make a great movie. You could chop off the beginning of this movie and all of the exposition and you'd have an awesome spectacle, but everything that makes a movie good is in the writing and the acting. And those two elements just weren't there. The plot had several holes and the writer just leaves the protagonist literally the middle of nowhere with no way to get back to the real world. The exposition gets drawn out so long that you're left wondering what you had actually just heard. For half the movie I was trying to piece together who's good and who's bad. It doesn't help that the "good" dragon is the one tearing up LA in order to search for the girl. I'm not even going to touch the acting performances. Suffice it to say stones could do a better job.

All in all, this movie is like a really bad anime made in live action. Ya know how the faces in animes don't really move much at all except for the mouths? Yeah. There were actually a couple of shots where I thought I was watching video game cinematics. The main dragons were done pretty well, but get all the other creatures and the army and all those things and it looks like the animators just gave up. I expect this to be a special on the Sci-Fi Channel very soon.

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