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 "Weekly Aftermath - The Cage Where No Man Trap Has Gone Before"

And now, for something completely awesome!

Steve and I have finished going over this week's episodes from The Original Series ("The Cage," "Where No Man Has Gone Before," and "The Man Trap"), and the resulting podcast is now available for you, our faithful viewers! Plus, we've got a special treat this week. We're now recording from the bridge of the Enterprise! That means we have brand new recording equipment and a great atmosphere for which to blather on about our favorite series - just listen for the beeps in the background.

But wait - there's more! Wanna subscribe to the podcast? Good, because you had better. Just go to your favorite media player, subscribe to http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheGreenAsterisk, and you'll be able to follow along in our audible adventures.

Have fun!


  1. Subscribed! Love the new atmosphere....the geek in me is all aflutter!!

  2. Thanks a lot! One more happy geek is all it takes :)


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