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 - Elaan Destroyed Your Last Battlefield"

Alright, I think I'm finally back into the swing of things around here, and it's just in time, too. We've got a live show to do tomorrow. But before all of that, there's one final order of business - a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

Join Shaggy, Scoob, and the gang as we solve the mystery of this week's episodes from season 3 of The Original Series: "Elaan of Troyius", "Whom Gods Destroy", and "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield". You'll be able to unmask the villain once you find him here.

By now, you should have read Steve's written reviews. If you haven't, shame on you! GO READ THEM! Also, go back and check out the Officer's Lounge. Plus, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475) for all of your Star Trek questions or comments. Finally, join us this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Now you better get going before that creepy- ZOINKS!! *runs*