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 - Operation: Alternative City!"

*holds up Greyskull's Sword of Power* I have the POWER!!!! ...to bring you a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

That's right, folks, it's time for another edition of the Officer's Lounge, where the Captain and I take you on an amazingly hilarious journey through Trek lore (no, not THAT Lore). We finally come to the end of season 1 of The Original Series with "The Alternative Factor", "The City on the Edge of Forever", and "Operation: Annihilate!" Join us in taking it out with a bang here.

Also, go back and read Steve's written reviews (there's a trollface in there somewhere), and stay tuned tomorrow for the Aftermath. Plus, be sure to join us LIVE on Thursday at 6PM Eastern when we begin season 2!

ALSO: Remember that Hailing Frequencies are OPEN! Feel free to call us with your Star Trek questions at 513-ASTRISK. You may just get your question played on air next week! Now be gone with you!