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 "Officer's Lounge - This Side of the Devil's Mercy"

Alright. Do you wanna take what's behind door number 1... door number 2... or door number 3? What's that, you say? Well it doesn't matter, because they're ALL a winner this week!

That's right, kids. It's that time again - time for new Star Trek: Asterisk! This week, hang out with us in the Officer's Lounge as we blather on during a fresh set of episodes from The Original Series - "This Side of Paradise", "The Devil in the Dark", and "Errand of Mercy". Ramble on over here to find the cure for the common commentary.

Also, check out Steve's written review for "This Side of Paradise" after the show, and keep it tuned here at TheGreenAsterisk.com, or @GreenAsterisk and #StarTrekAsterisk on Twitter so that you'll be the first to know about new stuff you'll find right here! Be sure to check back in the next couple of days for the other written reviews, as well as the Weekly Aftermath for this week. Until next time... have fun!