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…

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Ok, now that I'm not drunk on NyQuil and can go for longer than 12 seconds without coughing, it behooves me to review the movie I saw two days ago. You forgive me for being a little late.


9 is the story of nine creatures waking up in a post-apocolyptic world and trying to survive as well as figure out what happened and who they are. It brings with it a message of risk taking wrapped in the merrits of questioning a cowardly authority bent on keeping things "safe" at all costs. This story holds very well right up until the end which kind of lost coherence for me. Right when you figure out what the purpose of these creatures is they seem to completely ignore it and go on a completely different (and, in my opinion, unsustainable) path.

Regardless of this, the rest of the movie is a good ride and the artistic work of the creature and set design alone is worth the price of admission. I would recommend this movie for anyone who is a fan of Tim Burton-style filmmaking. Watch it today before the Beast gets you!

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