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 - Whalers on the Moon"

We've been through quite the voyage together, haven't we? The podcast started from the beginning of it all with The Original Series, then we quickly ran through The Animated Series, and finally moved on to The Original Series movies. And after finally making The Voyage Home, we've only got two more films left in this series. But before we close this chapter for good, we have one order of business - a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, the Captain and I have finally completed a journey that started with the great Khan Noonien Singh and has ended with travelling through time to save Earth in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Come along with us as we recount the tale here.

You haven't read Steve's written review? WHAT?! You must rectify this NOW! And you need to make sure to spend some quality time in the Officer's Lounge. Plus, as always, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475) for all of your Star Trek or Star Trek: Asterisk comments or questions. Finally, join us this and next Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the final two live shows of the season.

But don't fret! We'll be back in November on a new night! That's right, we'll be broadcasting on Friday nights starting November 9th. Be sure to mark your calendars, and join us as we dive into The Next Generation! So get to it - we've only got two more films to go!

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