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 "The Price of the Enemy's Vengeance"

And here we are once more to talk about three more episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Today I'll explore the plots of "The Enemy," "The Price," and "The Vengeance Factor." And might I just say, thank you to all you loyal listeners. It means a lot to me to know that this isn't just going out into the ether, but that people are really listening. It's almost as if my cries for attention are actually being answered, as opposed to the Ferengi in "The Price." They just get stuck in the Delta Quadrant.

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