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 - This Side of the Devil's Mercy"

*runs in, slides under the closing security door and jumps up* HERE! I've got it! *inserts disk into console and hits a few keys* "Override accepted..." YES! I did it!

I've finally gotten this week's Aftermath online!

Yeah, I know, I'm getting bad about this. I'll be better next week, I promise! But until then, how about a new episode?! This week, Steve and I went over another trio of episodes from The Original Series: "This Side Of Paradise", "The Devil in the Dark", and "Errand of Mercy". Fill your earholes with the awesomeness here.

Also, don't forget to check out Steve's written reviews, and join us Thursday at 6PM EST for the live show. Now hurry, before they find me!