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 Paradise Children of the Gun"

*alarms blaring* Hold on! I've got it!! *hits a few buttons on a console and looks around as if he's waiting*

*alarms stop*

Sorry, you guys. During the post-show last Thursday, we discovered an antimatter leak. ...which led to a warp core breach. ...which caused Steve's mic cable to not work properly. Either way, we lost some of his audio during the live show, but that won't stop us from posting it!

This week, Steve and I got started with season 3 of The Original Series and a new triad of episodes: "Spectre of the Gun", "And The Children Shall Lead", and "The Paradise Syndrome". Review the surveillance data here.

Don't forget to read Steve's written reviews and stick around for the Aftermath, coming shortly. Also, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at (513) ASTRISK (278-7475). Finally, be sure to catch the live show this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern. Now, let me go through the rest of this data... I'll be right back.