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…

This Makes My Brain Light Up

The San Diego Comic Con is now in full effect... and I'm not there. But there are a lot of people tweeting and blogging from the front lines. And what they see is full of awesome. The picture you see before you is the first ever look at Abin Sur from the upcoming Green Lantern movie. Pfft. He's all muscle.

I could take 'im.

Other news includes the Tron: Legacy footage being awesome, the Megamind panel being hilarious, the Scott Pilgrim panel being both and a WoW Cataclysm beta key to be handed out...

Here's an awesome picture of the Green Lantern in his suit...
This wasn't at Comic Con, but it's totally rad. That's right. I broke out the 80's slang. Ryan deserves it.

Here's a good quote from the Tron panel: "It's really a 4D film because Jeff Bridges brings a whole other dimension of awesomeness" -Michael Sheen. The Dude abides.

I feel like I should somehow relate this info dump to real life, but I'm really just excited about it all. It looks like just a cavalcade of random nerd alerts, and, really, it is, but look more closely... See... right there... That's the part of my brain that cares about stuff. The part of my brain that lights up like a Christmas tree when I get excited about a new movie or a new story or a new gadget.

What makes your brain light up?