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 Squire of Galileo on Shore Leave"

Today, I've already been running around, trying to get some things done both on and off the ship, but there's something very important that I HAVE done - edit this week's podcast!

Join Steve and I as we go on an adventure into this week's episodes from The Original Series - "Shore Leave," "The Galileo Seven," and "The Squire of Gothos." And we know that we've been a little longwinded lately in the Aftermath, so we've actually cut it down a little this week. ...that's been mostly my bad. Sorry guys. I just get so excited about this podcast! This week's episode of which you can find right here.

Also, make sure you stay tuned here and to the #StarTrekAsterisk hashtag on Twitter for Steve's written reviews, which will be coming over the next couple of days, then come join us next Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show! We'd love to have you. Until then, enjoy the podcast!

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  1. PS - I referred to Trelane's "toys" as mechanations, but he actually calls them devices of "instrumentality." It's a minor mistake, I know, but one which ubernerds would get all up in arms about if not corrected. So this is me... correcting myself.

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