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 - The Ultimate Omega Name"

*slurring* Hey.

Hey you guys.

We did a podcast, where we watch Star Trek and stuff. It's called Star Trek: Asterisk. I bet... I bet you'll like it.

So it's Steve and I... *hiccup* ...and we're watching The Original Series. Three episodes, even: "By Any Other Name", "The Omega Glory", and "The Ultimate Computer". You should- you should go listen to it over here.

*takes another shot of whiskey*

Hey. Steve's gonna write reviews of the episodes. They're gonna be really funny. So you should read those. Then, we're gonna do another part of the podcast after we sober up some, and post it, too. And you should call us. You can ask us Star Trek questions or comments about the show. Oh, and you can listen to it live! It's great! Alright, I think that's it for now. I'm gonna go take this to...

*falls over and passes out*