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…

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Now this is what the world needs. A Google computer. It's not made by Google, but the operating system (named gOS) is a linux distro (from the Ubuntu branch) made by some very smart people who believed it should be very important to reach all the Google applications easily.

The "g" in gOS actually stands for "green" since the creators of said system also thought it would be a good idea to use some energy-saving factors in their OS. Don't ask me how it'll make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, though. I'm thinking everyone will associate the "g" with Google, anyway.

The Everex gPC TC2502, selling for $199, will be available at Wal-Mart and will come loaded with the gOS. But it's a desktop PC. Make this thing into a laptop and I'm all in.

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