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 Paradise Children of the Gun"

*hits a few buttons on a console* Alright, I think I've got this... *scrolling through screens* Ah-HA! Here it is! This week's episode of the Aftermath on Star Trek: Asterisk!

Steve and I have gone through (and again) a trio of episodes from season 3 of The Original Series: "Spectre of the Gun", "And The Children Shall Lead", and "The Paradise Syndrome". Join us for round two here.

Once again, be sure to go back and read Steve's written reviews. Plus, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at (513) ASTRISK (278-7475). And finally, join us this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Now let me get going to fix our warp core before the show tomorrow!


  1. Should have been called "Children of the Paradise Gun."  That would be an awesome story.


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