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 - Return of the Archonian Space Seed of Armageddon"

Big money, no Whammy... Big money, no Whammy... STOP. On a Star Trek: Asterisk live show!! A prize valued at over 2 hours of hilarious commentary!

That's right, all you folks out there in TV Land, it's time for another live episode of Star Trek: Asterisk. This week, join us as we continue in our next round (see what I did there?) of episodes from The Original Series: "The Return of the Archons", "Space Seed", and "A Taste of Armageddon". We've fried up the crispy bits and served them up here.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the Aftermath, followed by Steve's written reviews (the first of which is already up). Plus, be sure to keep your set tuned to @GreenAsterisk and #StarTrekAsterisk on Twitter, and set that fancy picture-in-picture right here for more Star Trek: Asterisk goodness!