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 - Wink of Plato's Empath"

It's the 4th of July here in the US, but before we fire off some "disruptors" of our own, we have a VERY important tradition that we must follow - giving you guys a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

Join us this week as we wrap up three more episodes from season 3 of The Original Series: "Plato's Stepchildren", "Wink of an Eye", and "The Empath". Open a box full of fun here.

If you haven't already, be sure to go back and read Steve's written reviews, and check out this past week's Officer's Lounge. Plus, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475) for all of your questions or comments about Star Trek or Star Trek: Asterisk. Finally, be sure to join us this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Now get out there and blow something up - for America!! Oh, and be safe, huh?