Thursday, June 06, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

A Pi Day Playlist...A Day Late

Just saw this on Soundcloud and was bummed that I missed it for Pi Day yesterday. However, it's still pretty darn good and needed to be shared.

So, enjoy my friends!



Monday, February 11, 2019

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Fake followers are hard to shake

I just read "Fake followers are hard to shake" over at AdAge. Yeah, buying followers is tempting. Sure, it might look good on the surface, to have hundreds or thousands of followers. I've had many, many people ask me about buying followers. I think is a waste of money.

  • First, why? If your social media efforts are for a business, fake followers aren't going to come to your store. They don't engage. They don't add any value.
  • Then there are all the recent efforts to purge fake accounts. If your follower count drops massively after one of the follower purges, you're outed
  • Lastly, as this article points out, there are fairly straightforward ways to determine how many fake followers you have. If your goal is to become an influencer, or gain business leads, tools are coming that will out the buy followers tactic.
I expect that, in the not too far distant future, the various algorithms will easily detect copious numbers of fake followers. And I expect that will hurt you, whether via SEO hits from Google or Bing, or social media feeds devaluing your content. I firmly believe this is coming soon.

So, don't opt for the lazy and fast. Build your brand slowly, carefully and organically. Engage other folks, post good content, and be your unique self. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Yet Another Phishing Scheme



Got this gem in my inbox this afternoon:

Did a quick Google and found a bunch of references to this as a phishing scheme. The poor grammar and funky URL tipped me off.


Always be diligent, my friends.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Haiku: June 5, 2019

Summer's new splendor Sunlight's now starting to wane An un-mowed hillside