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 Bem Slaver's Element Eyes Jihad on Orion"

Things were starting to look grim, because we thought the end would never come, but alas, we only have one more week of The Animated Series! That can only mean one thing - we'll be starting the movies soon! Hold on... I mean TWO things - because that ALSO means there's a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, the Captain and I managed to nearly pass out from 6 more episodes from The Animated Series: "The Ambergris Element", "The Slaver Weapon", "The Eye of the Beholder", "The Jihad", "The Pirates of Orion", and "Bem". Remember to keep breathing while you check out our take on the episodes here.

If you've not yet read Steve's reviews of the episodes, then you should feel very, very ashamed of yourself. And even moreso if you haven't already started listening to the Officer's Lounge. That shame should heighten further if you've forgotten that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475). And don't even bother going into public until you've watched the live show this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern. Now hurry, before it's too late!