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 - Dagger of the Corbomite Menagerie"

*walks in and looks around* Oh, look! There's a podcast here!

So, sorry about this week's podcast being late this week, kids. I was lost in space. Or near the Space Needle, whichever. But now that I'm back from my big fat vacation, IT'S PODCAST TIME! This week, the Captain and I take a look back at some very classic episodes from The Original Series: "Dagger of the Mind," "The Corbomite Maneuver," and "The Menagerie, Part 1." Now go get it!

Since I slacked this week, Steve already has his review of "Dagger of the Mind" posted, so stay tuned for the other two forthcoming. And in a mere 3 days, we have our triumphant return to the live broadcast! Keep it tuned here, and be sure to join us on Thursday at 6PM EST. Now go - you have a podcast to listen to!