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…

Eric Bana Travels Through Time Once More


The Time Traveler's Wife, the book on which the movie in this trailer is based, is a story about a man born with a gene that spontaneously shoots him through time. Pretty cool concept. Thing is... it's a romance story. I really don't know how to feel about this. Maybe readers can help me out. On the one hand, it has one of my favorite sci-fi conventions and one of my favorite actors. On the other hand, it's a chick flick. Not to say that chick flicks are necessarily bad... just that... I'm not sure if it makes a good mix with sci-fi. On the other-other hand, this concept has already been visited by Doctor Who in "The Girl in the Fireplace," to much applause.

Of this one thing I am sure: Eric Bana is awesome if for no other reason than he played the part of the awesomest time-traveling Romulan of all time. And now he's dropping the pointed ears and going for a more soft-hearted time traveler. I'll watch it if for no other reason than he's in it. What are your thoughts?

Edit: Here's the other thing about this movie... does he always leave his clothes behind when he travels through time?? Doesn't that make it a little awkward upon arrival? Also, if he jumps to another part of the year, will the earth be on the other side of the sun, leaving him behind in space? (Sorry, that's just a time traveling pet peave of mine.)

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  1. Excellent point about time travelling to a different point of the year. It could also apply to a different point of the day, as the world also rotates.

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