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…

My power went out so...

My power went out so I'm updating the video phone via Jotts.com. I just wanted to update that I added a little note on the side that allows you to contact me via Google talk even if you don't have Google talk. You can click on chat with Steve Beaudry(?) when you see that I'm online and available and it'll contact me right away and I'll be able to talk to you. So, talk to me soon, that's it. listen

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Wow, I guess Jott has a few kinks to work out in their speech-to-text program. You can hear what I'm saying pretty clearly in the audio link, but, to be clear, I don't have a video phone and it's Jott.com, not Jotts.com. "The video" was supposed to be "via"... dunno how that happened.

Anyway, the point is that this chat feature that Google Talk added is what I've wanted ever since they introduced the Talk Gadget. Click to talk to me and you don't even have to log on to Google Talk - you just start a chat with me. Cool, eh?