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 - AngelLore01"

We're getting close to wrapping up 2012. Or the end of the world. Or something. But the point is, SOMETHING is about to come to an end. What ISN'T coming to an end? Our awesome show. That's why we have another episode for you right now - it's time for Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, join me and Steve as we enjoy a trio of season 1 episodes from The Next Generation: "Datalore", "Angel One", "11001001". Join us for the festivities here.

Go back and check out Steve's write-ups of the episodes, and make sure you've spent a little time in the Officer's Lounge. Also, leave us a message! HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475). Finally, be sure to join us this and every Friday at 6PM for the Greatest Live Show on Earth. Except for December 28th. We're taking that one off for the holidays. But we'll be back on January 4th, so don't cry for us. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.