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…

Max Payne: Shoot Random People = Video Game

I'll confess that I never played the video game, but I can see how this movie came from video game inspiration.  Max Payne is a detective who is unofficially investigating the murder of his wife and child.  While investigating this murder, he murders several other people who just happen to get in his way.  Kinda like when you're walking down a dark hallway in a video game and something pops up so your gut reaction is to shoot it.  Yeah.  Makes for some good action, I guess.  But it doesn't really make you like the guy.

I guess he's not trying to be liked, though.  He's just trying to catch the guy who killed his wife without going crazy in the process.  A valiant purpose... but a terrible execution for a detective in the New York Police Department.  He was framed for one crime, but there is AMPLE evidence to suggest that he'd commited MANY other crimes that were never even sniffed at by the department.

But I guess that's neither here nor there.  Max Payne is a mindless action movie.  I don't know about the game.  I would probably like it.  And in fact Max Payne was quite entertaining in its own way.  But sometimes you want steak... and all you get is a mint.

Still... it's better than Alone in the Dark.