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…

Missed News Rundown

So, there are a few things that for one reason or another I failed to blog about, but that really deserve a mention.

First off, there are a few soon-to-be-movies that I'm sure people will have a fun time speculating about.  The first and probably most hilarious is Stretch Armstrong.  Geek Tyrant reports that Steve Oedekerk is set to write a comedic movie featuring Stretch as a reluctant superhero who hates the fact that he has the worst superpower ever. Oedekerk has written such gems as Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.  I like where they're going with this.  Written correctly, this could turn out to be pretty hilarious.

The next movie you'll be interested in is Where's Waldo.  /Film reports that apparently the movie rights to a Where's Waldo film have been bouncing around Hollywood for a while now.  Obviously, there haven't been any creative names put to the project yet, but I would personally love to see the movie that this trailer is attached to:

Last but not least, a movie I have personally been waiting to see produced for a very long time: The Jetsons.  The guy working on this movie is Robert Rodriguez.  This concerns me a little bit because a Jetsons movie could go one of two ways: hardcore sci-fi/comedy or cheesy kids movie (ala The Flintsones).  And Rodriguez's credits include such movies as Shark Boy and Lava Girl, Spy Kids and this summer's Shorts. To his credit, he also has Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Planet Terror in his portfolio.  If he can meet George Jetson somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, I think we'll have something good.

Now onto a movie we already know about.  Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is coming out in IMAX with several more minutes of footage including more robot fighting.  I gotta hand it to Michael Bay: he knows how to blow things up. With robots and in IMAX.

There might be some more stuff that I was thinking about blogging, but I can't remember.  What else can you think of?  Gimme some more news stories in the comments!