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…


It's been slow on the geek movie front. Well, it's been slow on the move front in general, but especially on the geek movie front.

I just watched a trailer for Oliver Stone's movie W. It's about the life of one George Walker Bush. Guess who plays his dad, H.W....

That Guy!

The trailer is confusing. It doesn't really come right out with the point Stone is trying to make. It doesn't say if George became a good president. All it really says is that when he was younger he was pretty much a drunken red-neck fool. So... you can probably extrapolate a point from that beginning.

Anyway, geeks seem to be into politics now-a-days. At least they all are on Digg. It seems to be the type of thing that involves a lot of research and intelligence to get into. So, what do you think? Can W. be considered a geek movie? Post your comments below and cast your vote to the right.