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…

Green Onion: Tim Cook Forgets Password, Installs New OS to Decrypt MacBook

SUNNYVALE, CA -- In a tech world-shattering decision on Wednesday, Tim Cook opened his MacBook Pro and couldn't for the life of him remember what his password was. He then ordered Apple technicians to create a new MacOS version that bypasses the encryption and data wiping features of the MacBook Pro so that he could get into his computer and retrieve his data.

This came just hours after he released a statement denying the FBI similar capabilities for the iPhone of the suspect in the San Bernardino shootings.

"This is completely different," Cook said in a statement to the press, "This is a MacBook Pro. The FBI were trying to look into an iPhone. Two completely different devices."

He continued the statement saying that he thought he had written his password down somewhere, but couldn't find it. "I think it was on a sticky note or something... like a yellow one... It's possible I wrote it in a document on my computer, which, in hindsight, was stupid."

Analysts speculated that Cook's forgetfulness was part of a vast FBI conspiracy to warm him to the idea of decrypting the San Bernardino suspect's iPhone. They claim that mind-wiping technology was involved, which is much more sophisticated technology than an iPhone. There was no response when questioned why they had mind-wiping technology, but not iPhone decryption technology.