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 - A Private Little Return to Force"

*beams back up to the bridge, humming "The Joker"* Ah, here we are... As promised, I have returned quickly with a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk - this time, the Aftermath!

Yes, it was a gloriously silly week as Steve and I watched The Original Series. More specifically, the episodes "A Private Little War", "Return to Tomorrow", and "Patterns of Force". If you dare to go here, you'll find our silliest show yet.

Once again, please go back and read Steve's written reviews. For your sanity's sake. And call us! HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at (513) ASTRISK (278-7475) for any of your questions or comments about Star Trek or Star Trek: Asterisk. Plus, remember the live show this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern. And, uh... *looks around at various consoles* I guess that about covers it. I think I'll take the scenic route back to Engineering...

*wanders toward turbolift, singing* Some people call me the space cowboy... Some call me the gangster of love...

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