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 Time Contagion Royale"

Last week I was all alone without the help of Zack to push through these episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and I'm passing on the savings to you!

I don't know what that means. Anyway, this episode contains reviews for "Contagion", "The Royale", and "Time Squared". Don't worry, you won't get stuck in a time loop. Picard might... but you won't. Pick up this bit of awesomeness right here.

And don't forget to check the website for more reviews and other awesome stuff. And you can call us with questions whenever you want at (513) ASTRISK. Don't worry, I'm sure your question isn't stupid. Our answer might be... but at least it'll be entertaining. Have a good day!