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 Best Transfiguration" Officer's Lounge

On this episode of the Star Trek: Asterisk Officer's Lounge, we finish off the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and move on into the fourth season with "Transfigurations" and "The Best of Both Worlds" parts one and two! Two amazing episodes and one okay one.

In "Transfigurations," we meet a guy who heals WITH THE POWER OF PINESOL. And then evolves into some kind of energy being and goes off to frolic with Q in the the next dimension or some crap like that.

And then, some of the best Trek that's ever graced the small screen. In "The Best of Both Worlds," we watch Picard get caught by the Borg and Riker being emasculated by an ambitious young commander chick.

Press Play and enjoy!