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 - Day of the Hollow Tholian"

*walks out of holodeck and shakes umbrella*

Man, it is STORMY in there! I go to have ONE rainy day, and it just bottoms out. I probably shifted some varaible around somewhere. I'll fix it later. In the meantime, let's have a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, Steve and I blew through three more episodes of season 3 of The Original Series: "Day of the Dove", "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky", and "The Tholian Web". Slosh through the audio data here.

Have you checked out this week's live show? No? What's wrong with you?! Go over there now! Also, be sure to check out Steve's written reviews later this week. Plus, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475), so call us with any questions or comments about Star Trek or our show. Finally, be sure to tune in next and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for our live show! Alright, let me go reconfigure this program. It's like damn hurricane season in there...