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 - We'll Always Have Evil Symbiosis"

It's another beautiful Friday afternoon. The sun is out, it's a lovely 70° outside, and I'm still full of food from lunch. Steve's written up some great reviews of this past week's episodes and we're all ready to go for another show tonight... but before we do that - it's time for Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week while in a sick haze, Steve and I butchered three more episodes of the first season of The Next Generation: "Symbiosis", "Skin of Evil", and "We'll Always Have Paris". Hack it up with us right here.

Like I said, Steve's written reviews are up for the appeasement of your eyes. Also, if you haven't checked out this past week's Officer's Lounge yet... ...why not? Also, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475). Finally, be sure to journey with us this and every Friday at 6PM Eastern for the live show!

Pardon me while I take a nap until showtime.