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…

Stargate Universe Predictions

The makers of Stargate Universe have promised that this new show will be a very different kind of Stargate show.  They're going to be more Battlestar-like, darker, grittier and more realistic.  They have warned that we should be careful who we think will live or die and which cast members are actual regulars.  So because of that, I'm going to make a prediction about who will live and who will die.

These guys are our core.  They will be there at least until the end of the season.

These guys are in peril.  They may or may not live.  Quite possibly they'll die.

This guy is dead.  Plain and simple.  His shirt may as well be red.