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 - That Which Gideon Lights"

Man, this PADD is GREAT!! It has a TON of apps... I've even started developing some of my own. In fact, I think you'll really like this particular one. What does it do, you ask? Why, it beams a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk directly to you. Check it out!

This week, Steve and I processed data from three more episodes of season 3 of The Original Series: "The Mark of Gideon", "That Which Survives", and "The Lights of Zetar". Download the update here.

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