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 "The Pirates of Orion"

Vital Information
Series: The Animated Series
Episode: S02E01
Air Date: Sep 7, 1974
Written by: Howard Weinstein
Directed by: Hal Sutherland

After catching a fatal disease, the only hope for Spock is a medication that happens to have been stolen by Orion men.

So, it turns out that the entire crew came down with some kind of sickness, but Bones was able to cure everyone in time. Everyone except Spock. When Spock starts showing symptoms, Bones reveals that the sickness is deadly to Vulcans. So, instead of asking why Bones kept this information a secret until it was a probelm, Kirk tries to figure out how to get his hands on a cure.

The closest planet with the needed ingredient for the cure would take four days to get there and Spock is going to die in three days. So Kirk arranges to meet another vessel halfway. Unfortunately, the other vessel gets attacked by Orions. Male Orions. These guys are pirates. They don't destroy the ship, but they take everything on it. Including Spock's medicine.
Yeh, brah. Totally snagged the bud.
So Kirk is left with nothing left to do but go after the douche bags. When they catch up to the Orions, the pirates duck into an asteroid field. This asteroid field is full of some kind of substance that explodes with a chain reaction upon contact with antimatter. When the Orions find they've been caught, they organize a deal with Kirk. They'll go down to one of the asteroids and negotiate a deal. But the guy the Orions sent has an antimatter bomb! OH NO! If it goes off, the entire area will go up in flames destroying both the Enterprise and the Orion ship. Which is cool because every failed Orion mission ends in suicide, apparently.

Well, the Orion and Kirk get into a fight on the Sweet Cuppin' Cakes asteroid while back on the Enterprise, Scotty locks on to the antimatter bomb and beams everyone up safely. With everyone safe, they get the cure for Spock, everyone lives happily ever after and learn a valuable lesson on how to pronounce "Orion".

Overall Thoughts
Apparently everyone was mispronouncing Orion in this episode because there was no pronunciation guide with the script as there was with every other script. But it was really, really annoying. I didn't know whether to include them with the sexy female Orions or see them as a completely new race. The rest of the story wasn't so bad, although it may have been a little drawn-out.