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 "Officer's Lounge - The Naked Encounter"

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT SEASON 2 OF STAR TREK: ASTERISK. After a much needed hiatus, we're back, baby! This season promises to be bigger and better than ever, and we're starting it right with a new series and a special guest - the ever hilarious Tom Hall! So without further ado, LET'S DO THIS THING.

This week, Steve, Tom, and I set out on a new voyage aboard the starship Asterisk with our foray into the first three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint", parts 1 and 2, and "The Naked Now". Celebrate our illustrious return here.

This past week's Aftermath is forthcoming, and as always, be sure to read Steve's written reviews of the episodes. Also, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475) for any of your questions or comments. Finally, be sure to join us on our new night - Friday! As before, we'll start at 6PM Eastern and bring you the best live show this side of the Delta Quadrant. Hop to it - we've got another show coming up soon!