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 Deadly Journey to Friday"

Well, after a nasty warp core breach that I had to fix, along with an antimatter leak I had to contain, I FINALLY got you guys a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, the Captain and I journeyed on with three more episodes from The Original Series: "Journey to Babel", "Friday's Child", and "The Deadly Years". Stroll on down to Engineering and get the decontaminated bits here.

Also, stay tuned for the remainder of Steve's written reviews, along with the live show this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern. Plus, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN! Call us at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475) and ask us ANYTHING about Star Trek. Your question may even get played on next week's show! Until then, just... watch out for that antimatter field over there. And please don't ask.