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…

136 Character Reviews

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There are some things that just don't deserve the time it takes to write a review. And there are some times where I just don't have the time to write a full review. It's mostly the case that I don't have the time. In either case, it's really just easier to tweet about the movie and then be done. So that's what I'm going to do. When I see something, I'll share my opinions on the Green Asterisk twitter account and they will magically appear HERE the 136 Character Review page. Which is as much of a review as is possible on Twitter given a three-character hash tag (#tr for Twitter Review) and a space preceding it. If you're really interested in a particular review, you can add your comments, ask your questions and call me an idiot in the comment section below the page and I will be sure to answer every query posed there.

If you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow @GreenAsterisk and @LordSteve for good time! I'll be sure to use as many hash tags are appropriate to do my part in making sure our favorite movies trend.