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…

FlashForward: The Gift

I've been hard on FlashFoward, but I have to hand it to them in this episode, "The Gift." I honestly have no idea now what in the world is going on.

Here's the thing about FlashForward. They seem to blow their hand in the first round. In the very first episode we think we know who lives, who dies, and what's going to happen six months from now. We don't. We simply do not. We are trying to figure out what's going on right along with the characters. In the same episode they both confirm AND deny what happens in the flash forwards is definitely going to happen under impossible circumstances! I guess this series is growing on me. It's still not as good as SGU or V (maybe because it's not called FF?), but I'm hooked on the story.