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 Changeling Mourns Amok Time"

Thunder... THUNDER... THUNDERCATS! HOOO-ooold on a minute! It's time for a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

Come along with us as we discuss this week's episodes of The Original Series, beginning season 2 with "Amok Time", "Who Mourns For Adonais?", and "The Changeling". Pop this in your audio playing unit to join in the fun.

Don't forget to go back and read the Captain's written reviews, and hang out for a while in the Officer's Lounge if you haven't already. Plus, Hailing Frequencies are OPEN! Call us at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475) and ask us anything your little heart desires. But keep it Star Trek related, and we may just play it on air next week! And finally, make sure you join us for the live show this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern. Now get off my porch!