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 Gray Emissary's Performance"

A flash of green, a blast of sound, look up in the sky WHAT IS IT? A CLoud... and on your podcast catching device it's ANOTHER EPISODE OF STAR TREK: ASTERISK! Welcome back! Today we'll be finishing season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation with "The Emissary," "Peak Performance," and "Shades of Gray." A couple of great episodes, followed by a clip show.

Fire up Netflix and queue up the episodes, 'cause we've got some riffing to do. Er... I've got some riffing to do. That's right, one more Zack-less podcast. I'm sure we'll manage, though. Without further adieu, you can check out the insanity right here.