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 - The Gray Emissary's Performance"

So we've finally come to the end of season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation with the episodes "The Emissary," "Peak Performance," and "Shades of Gray." Stick around while I give my reviews and thoughts on these episodes. Two of them were pretty great, and the other one was a clip show. You can probably guess my opinion on that one.

Go ahead and listen to the sound of my voice right here.

Meanwhile, you can check out all of the written reviews that have come before and be on the look out for written reviews of these episodes in the coming days. Next Friday we'll be starting season 3, so don't miss it. You can join us live at thegreenasterisk.com/live at 6:00 pm EST.