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…

Star Trek: Asterisk "Singularity"

Vital Information
Series: Enterprise
Episode: S02E09
Air Date: November 20, 2002
Written by: Chris Black
Directed by: Patrick Norris

Premise
The Enterprise crew goes unconscious after developing a condition where they obsess over trivial matters. Which would be fine were it not for the fact that they were heading toward a black hole.

Review
So we go from an enraging episode in "The Communicator" where nothing made sense to a completely boring episode in "Singularity" where everything makes sense, but nothing happens. The teaser scene has all of the crew taking a nap, presumably because of how long rehearsal was going. The only one awake is T'Pol which is because, for whatever completely convenient reason, what's affecting the crew doesn't affect Vulcans.

Coming back from commercials, T'Pol goes on to explain what had put everyone to sleep. That's right, an emotionless Vulcan is telling a story without an arch. She explains everything that went on during the day. Everything. Every little detail. ZZZzzz...

I'll do you a favor and sum it all up in one paragraph. Basically, an anomaly in the trinary star system that housed the black hole caused everyone to go crazy and focus on trivial things. Trip needed to fix the captain's chair, Archer needed to perfect an introduction to his father's biography, Phlox needed to fix Travis's headache,  Hoshi needed to perfect some kind of Asian recipe, Reed needed to come up with a security protocol. The closer they get to the black hole, the more they obsess over everything and snap at people who try to take them away from it until they eventually pass out. T'Pol wakes up Archer and they pilot the ship away from the black hole... and then everyone wakes up.
Do it, Phlox. Cut his brain out.
That's it! That's all there really is to the episode! There is absolutely no point to any of this except for Reed's security protocol which turns out to be the genesis of the Red Alert. The "Reed Alert" turns out to save their butts when they try to pilot the Enterprise through some large asteroids and need the weapons to be active.

Overall Thoughts
I hate that this review has been so short, but there's really... nothing to it. It's like the only reason they made this episode was to introduce the Red Alert, and everything else was just filler. There was nothing interesting here. Move along.

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