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 - What Does God Need With a Podcast?!"

We've taken yet another step toward the end of this season of our show. With only one more week left before our fall break, there's one thing we have to get done to wrap up from last week - give YOU a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, Steve and I had the daunting task of watching Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. While we struggled through it, we finally came out at the end, and were able to somewhat objectively look at it. Take a listen to some of the crap we put out here.

If you haven't read Steve's written review of the movie, be sure to. And hang out with us in the Officer's Lounge for a while. Plus, leave us a message on the communicator - HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475). Finally, join us for our final Thursday evening show at 6PM Eastern. Remember - we'll be back on Friday, November 9th as we engage with The Next Generation. Hurry up and get through this episode - we've only got one more movie to watch!