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…

The Wolfman

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I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time on this one because that's exactly how much time it spent on plot.

The Wolfman wasn't a very bad film. It may have successfully brought back the classic monster genre, but it could have been a much better film in general than it turned out to be. Don't get me wrong: if you don't care about a shallow plot, expendable characters and predictable twists, you'll quite enjoy being creeped out by Anthony Hopkins, watching werewolves tear the guts out of people and jumping at false-scares.

What's so wrong about this movie? Pretty much everything a film geek looks for. The cinematography was pretty beautiful and the transformation process was nearly perfect, but that's about it. There was precious little plot, almost no character development, subplots that never went anywhere, pacing that seemed to fly right by any sort of exposition, and no real investigation into the origin of the monster.

These grievances were balanced by a healthy dose of beautiful and visceral images, heart-pumping action and the glorious awesome of two real werewolves battling to the death. So if all you're looking for is some monster action and some scary bits in a period piece, then you're going to enjoy it. Like I said, it's not all bad. Just doesn't have any real meat to it.

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