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…

Revenge of the Nerds: Westboro's Just Desserts

Who has more time on their hands than the Westboro Baptist Church's protesters who drew up dozens of signs and spent the day standing in front of the San Diego Comic Con? Nerds. Who drew up dozens of signs and spent the day standing in front of Westboro Baptist Church in front of the San Diego Comic Con... while dressed in cosplay.

Infamous for their protest of military funerals of homosexual soldiers holding signs that say "GOD HATES FAGS," the WBC decided that geeks have too much fun and marched on over to San Diego to tell us all that we're worshiping superheroes and reading more comic books than the Bible while making the pilgrimage to our own personal Mecca, the SDCC. They had no idea what they were in for.

Here's a little tip: if you ever try to take what is meant to be good, clean, geeky fun and take it as seriously as the damnation of your eternal soul... be prepared to be met with snark.

Here are some of the best counter-protest signs produced by those lovely nerds at SDCC:
All Glory to the Hypno-Toad
God Loves Gay Robin/The Cylons Destroyed the 12 Colonies for your sins
God hates sentries
Kill all humans
DERP/Have you seen my keys?/Is this thing on?/Odin is God/HALLO! My name is Inigo Montoya...
And my personal favorite:
God Hates Jedi
Look at that. The stalwart Starfleet officer even took the time to learn the correct plural form of Jedi.

Look, WBC, I'm with you on the whole Jesus-died-for-our-sins thing. But seriously. You're not helping.


  1. Jennifer Neal7/25/10, 5:35 PM

    WOW! That was an amazing story! I still can't get over WB....blows my mind every time they show up some where!


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