Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media?

Does this sound familiar?

Within 12 months of its invention, 1,200 companies entered the radio “business” in some form or fashion.

social media is slow 300x221 Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media?So said Malcolm Gladwell in a stirring speech given Monday to the AAA Annual Meeting in Scottsdale. In his own, story-filled way, he emphasized the point that we are in a period of unusual communication change and upheaval, not unlike the 1920s and the invention of radio.

But he also made the point that counter to popular opinion, change doesn’t occur gradually, it occurs with sudden, breathtaking swiftness.

And that’s the problem.

Social media adoption is happening at an extraordinary rate, and I believe every company will have some sort of social media presence within the next 24 months. This is an adoption rate far steeper than it was for websites.

The Tortoise Rules

But, social media speed is illusory and misleading. Yes, thanks to social media, business is faster than ever. But it’s also slower than ever.

The fundamental premise of social business is that you are interacting and engaging with customers and prospects on a one to one or one to few basis. And that takes time. Trust takes time. Creating advocacy takes time. You build a volunteer marketing army one soldier at a time, not overnight.

Social media isn’t about quickly building weak bonds between a company and large portions of its customer base, it’s about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base.

Support Slowness

It’s up to all of us to redefine what social media “success” looks like, to focus our efforts on building kinship day-to-day, and yielding sustained passion for the brand. Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet, and if we fall into the trap of focusing on “When” instead of “Why” we’re going to end up as a historical footnote – a curiosity worthy of a Malcolm Gladwell speech someday.

(photo by Robert Thomson)

  • http://www.patrickcurl.com/ patrickcurl

    First off I agree that slow is good, and that there's really no other way to really build the level of trust that Social media has to build in order to be successful – after all it isn't about fast sales, it's about life-time customers.

    However I don't agree that every company will have some level of social media in the next 24 months..

    I can see a lot of old-school companies still putting it off simply because 1. They're not comfortable with it; 2. They don't know where or how to start. 3. They just don't think it's really that important. 4. They have other concerns that are trumping the need to get social (for instance the current economy).

    Many large companies see social media great for B2C, but the B2B companies find it hard to think that it can fit for them as well.

  • http://www.patrickcurl.com/ Patrick Curl

    First off I agree that slow is good, and that there's really no other way to really build the level of trust that Social media has to build in order to be successful – after all it isn't about fast sales, it's about life-time customers.

    However I don't agree that every company will have some level of social media in the next 24 months..

    I can see a lot of old-school companies still putting it off simply because 1. They're not comfortable with it; 2. They don't know where or how to start. 3. They just don't think it's really that important. 4. They have other concerns that are trumping the need to get social (for instance the current economy).

    Many large companies see social media great for B2C, but the B2B companies find it hard to think that it can fit for them as well.

  • http://www.patrickcurl.com/ Patrick Curl

    First off I agree that slow is good, and that there's really no other way to really build the level of trust that Social media has to build in order to be successful – after all it isn't about fast sales, it's about life-time customers.

    However I don't agree that every company will have some level of social media in the next 24 months..

    I can see a lot of old-school companies still putting it off simply because 1. They're not comfortable with it; 2. They don't know where or how to start. 3. They just don't think it's really that important. 4. They have other concerns that are trumping the need to get social (for instance the current economy).

    Many large companies see social media great for B2C, but the B2B companies find it hard to think that it can fit for them as well.

  • http://www.patrickcurl.com/ Patrick Curl

    First off I agree that slow is good, and that there's really no other way to really build the level of trust that Social media has to build in order to be successful – after all it isn't about fast sales, it's about life-time customers.

    However I don't agree that every company will have some level of social media in the next 24 months..

    I can see a lot of old-school companies still putting it off simply because 1. They're not comfortable with it; 2. They don't know where or how to start. 3. They just don't think it's really that important. 4. They have other concerns that are trumping the need to get social (for instance the current economy).

    Many large companies see social media great for B2C, but the B2B companies find it hard to think that it can fit for them as well.

  • Pedant

    “unprecedented … not unlike the 1920s”

    *sigh*

  • Pedant

    “unprecedented … not unlike the 1920s”

    *sigh*

  • Pedant

    “unprecedented … not unlike the 1920s”

    *sigh*

  • Pedant

    “unprecedented … not unlike the 1920s”

    *sigh*

  • http://spotlightportfolios.com/ Allen – Personalbrander

    Social Media Marketing has become one of the essential marketing channel to business of any kind! So called social media marketers are lured by the instant spread of their business using social networks and hence they ignore the basics! As you said, it needs to patience to build credibility! Unlike other markets social media may give you wider space to expose your business but it is more likely than every market to be ethical to build relationships which eventually gain consistency!

  • http://spotlightportfolios.com/ Allen – Personalbrander

    Social Media Marketing has become one of the essential marketing channel to business of any kind! So called social media marketers are lured by the instant spread of their business using social networks and hence they ignore the basics! As you said, it needs to patience to build credibility! Unlike other markets social media may give you wider space to expose your business but it is more likely than every market to be ethical to build relationships which eventually gain consistency!

  • http://spotlightportfolios.com/ Allen – Personalbrander

    Social Media Marketing has become one of the essential marketing channel to business of any kind! So called social media marketers are lured by the instant spread of their business using social networks and hence they ignore the basics! As you said, it needs to patience to build credibility! Unlike other markets social media may give you wider space to expose your business but it is more likely than every market to be ethical to build relationships which eventually gain consistency!

  • http://spotlightportfolios.com/ Allen – Personalbrander

    Social Media Marketing has become one of the essential marketing channel to business of any kind! So called social media marketers are lured by the instant spread of their business using social networks and hence they ignore the basics! As you said, it needs to patience to build credibility! Unlike other markets social media may give you wider space to expose your business but it is more likely than every market to be ethical to build relationships which eventually gain consistency!

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  • savioursofpop

    the single most insightful bit of thinking I've read for a year

    in today's world a brand must be slower not faster….so obvious – but not….genius

    there is a book in this – should we all write it?

  • savioursofpop

    the single most insightful bit of thinking I've read for a year

    in today's world a brand must be slower not faster….so obvious – but not….genius

    there is a book in this – should we all write it?

  • savioursofpop

    the single most insightful bit of thinking I've read for a year

    in today's world a brand must be slower not faster….so obvious – but not….genius

    there is a book in this – should we all write it?

  • savioursofpop

    the single most insightful bit of thinking I've read for a year

    in today's world a brand must be slower not faster….so obvious – but not….genius

    there is a book in this – should we all write it?

  • http://twitter.com/alltop_social/status/13478068186 Alltop

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  • http://twitter.com/simonblackley/status/13478356103 Simon Blackley

    Use social media to build strong bonds with a small group of advocates, not weak links to large numbers, says @jaybaer http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • philsimonsystems

    Great post, Jay.

    I'm amazed that so many people and small businesses (80%, according to a recent stat that I read) have done little to nothing with social media precisely because it takes time.

    Do people really think that you can get SM religion one day and your customers/fans will all be singing your praises the next?

  • philsimonsystems

    Great post, Jay.

    I'm amazed that so many people and small businesses (80%, according to a recent stat that I read) have done little to nothing with social media precisely because it takes time.

    Do people really think that you can get SM religion one day and your customers/fans will all be singing your praises the next?

  • philsimonsystems

    Great post, Jay.

    I'm amazed that so many people and small businesses (80%, according to a recent stat that I read) have done little to nothing with social media precisely because it takes time.

    Do people really think that you can get SM religion one day and your customers/fans will all be singing your praises the next?

  • philsimonsystems

    Great post, Jay.

    I'm amazed that so many people and small businesses (80%, according to a recent stat that I read) have done little to nothing with social media precisely because it takes time.

    Do people really think that you can get SM religion one day and your customers/fans will all be singing your praises the next?

  • philsimonsystems

    Great post, Jay.

    I'm amazed that so many people and small businesses (80%, according to a recent stat that I read) have done little to nothing with social media precisely because it takes time.

    Do people really think that you can get SM religion one day and your customers/fans will all be singing your praises the next?

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  • LisaRivero

    As someone relatively new to social media, and developing and honing what I want to do with my blog, I sooo appreciate this post and advice. Just yesterday I had a conversation with a fellow writer about slowness and the fact that we really do have a choice in the speed in which we live aspects of our lives, including our work. Thank you!

  • LisaRivero

    As someone relatively new to social media, and developing and honing what I want to do with my blog, I sooo appreciate this post and advice. Just yesterday I had a conversation with a fellow writer about slowness and the fact that we really do have a choice in the speed in which we live aspects of our lives, including our work. Thank you!

  • LisaRivero

    As someone relatively new to social media, and developing and honing what I want to do with my blog, I sooo appreciate this post and advice. Just yesterday I had a conversation with a fellow writer about slowness and the fact that we really do have a choice in the speed in which we live aspects of our lives, including our work. Thank you!

  • LisaRivero

    As someone relatively new to social media, and developing and honing what I want to do with my blog, I sooo appreciate this post and advice. Just yesterday I had a conversation with a fellow writer about slowness and the fact that we really do have a choice in the speed in which we live aspects of our lives, including our work. Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/oliviahill77/status/13482779276 Olivia Hill

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  • Summer Joy

    Moving too fast results in your message becoming white noise in a sea of followers who are not targeted or engaged. Shouting into that crowd becomes an awesome waste of time. I feel a t-shirt coming on….#supportslowness (please don't make a magnetic ribbon for my car though.)

    nice post Jay…

    Summer
    @summerjoy

  • Summer Joy

    Moving too fast results in your message becoming white noise in a sea of followers who are not targeted or engaged. Shouting into that crowd becomes an awesome waste of time. I feel a t-shirt coming on….#supportslowness (please don't make a magnetic ribbon for my car though.)

    nice post Jay…

    Summer
    @summerjoy

  • Summer Joy

    Moving too fast results in your message becoming white noise in a sea of followers who are not targeted or engaged. Shouting into that crowd becomes an awesome waste of time. I feel a t-shirt coming on….#supportslowness (please don't make a magnetic ribbon for my car though.)

    nice post Jay…

    Summer
    @summerjoy

  • Summer Joy

    Moving too fast results in your message becoming white noise in a sea of followers who are not targeted or engaged. Shouting into that crowd becomes an awesome waste of time. I feel a t-shirt coming on….#supportslowness (please don't make a magnetic ribbon for my car though.)

    nice post Jay…

    Summer
    @summerjoy

  • http://twitter.com/davidwstanley/status/13484169333 David Stanley

    Good perspective on social media here: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/maggiehibma/status/13484172105 Maggie Hibma

    Are we rushing into social media? thoughts from @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1HF45

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/momblebee cheryl andonian

    This speaks to a recent experience I had with a client that I worked with. He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. I a short period of a month, he abandoned the outreach campaign because, although it started to build traffic to his site, it didn't result in a huge increase in sales. I tried to explain to him that it was an investment in brand building and brand awareness which is a long term commitment. But he couldn't wrap his mind around that. He saw his dollars go out and expected them to double back in instantly. Even old school methods don't usually work that way. Brand building (which in SM terms is essentially the same as relationship building) takes time. You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.

  • http://www.aligned-marketing.com steve_hartkopf

    Jay, great post, you are spot-on. Most people REALLY miss this point since they want to sell more but are already strapped for time. There's some truth in the old adage, “Sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up.” I was just at an industry event talking about “slow selling.” People looked at me like I had three eyeballs.

  • http://www.aligned-marketing.com steve_hartkopf

    Jay, great post, you are spot-on. Most people REALLY miss this point since they want to sell more but are already strapped for time. There's some truth in the old adage, “Sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up.” I was just at an industry event talking about “slow selling.” People looked at me like I had three eyeballs.

  • http://www.aligned-marketing.com steve_hartkopf

    Jay, great post, you are spot-on. Most people REALLY miss this point since they want to sell more but are already strapped for time. There's some truth in the old adage, “Sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up.” I was just at an industry event talking about “slow selling.” People looked at me like I had three eyeballs.

  • http://www.aligned-marketing.com steve_hartkopf

    Jay, great post, you are spot-on. Most people REALLY miss this point since they want to sell more but are already strapped for time. There's some truth in the old adage, “Sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up.” I was just at an industry event talking about “slow selling.” People looked at me like I had three eyeballs.

  • http://twitter.com/bisquich/status/13485048027 Lee Riley

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  • http://twitter.com/Bill_Graham Bill Graham

    Great post and I agree with you. Unfortunately, in my experience marketing and sales groups never accept anything with the word slow in it. Everything is past due and everything is a top priority, taking time to build communities is counter to our corporate style. If you look at open source organizations they are great at doing this because they can take the approach you speak of. Until marketing organizations take an investment approach rather than leads per quarter approach, they still won't “get” social media.

  • http://twitter.com/Bill_Graham Bill Graham

    Great post and I agree with you. Unfortunately, in my experience marketing and sales groups never accept anything with the word slow in it. Everything is past due and everything is a top priority, taking time to build communities is counter to our corporate style. If you look at open source organizations they are great at doing this because they can take the approach you speak of. Until marketing organizations take an investment approach rather than leads per quarter approach, they still won't “get” social media.

  • http://twitter.com/Bill_Graham Bill Graham

    Great post and I agree with you. Unfortunately, in my experience marketing and sales groups never accept anything with the word slow in it. Everything is past due and everything is a top priority, taking time to build communities is counter to our corporate style. If you look at open source organizations they are great at doing this because they can take the approach you speak of. Until marketing organizations take an investment approach rather than leads per quarter approach, they still won't “get” social media.

  • http://twitter.com/Bill_Graham Bill Graham

    Great post and I agree with you. Unfortunately, in my experience marketing and sales groups never accept anything with the word slow in it. Everything is past due and everything is a top priority, taking time to build communities is counter to our corporate style. If you look at open source organizations they are great at doing this because they can take the approach you speak of. Until marketing organizations take an investment approach rather than leads per quarter approach, they still won't “get” social media.

  • http://twitter.com/mrcjdawson/status/13485301453 Christian Dawson

    Yet another great insight from @jaybaer RT: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/mrcjdawson/status/13485301453 Christian Dawson

    Yet another great insight from @jaybaer RT: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/mrcjdawson/status/13485301453 Christian Dawson

    Yet another great insight from @jaybaer RT: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/arikhanson/status/13485833209 arikhanson

    @jaybaer encourages us to support slowness in social media. Bottom line: Relationships take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/arikhanson/status/13485833209 arikhanson

    @jaybaer encourages us to support slowness in social media. Bottom line: Relationships take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/marijean/status/13485948947 Marijean

    RT @arikhanson: @jaybaer encourages us to support slowness in social media. Bottom line: Relationships take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/marijean/status/13485948947 Marijean

    RT @arikhanson: @jaybaer encourages us to support slowness in social media. Bottom line: Relationships take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/bloisolson/status/13485969525 bloisolson

    RT @arikhanson: @jaybaer encourages us to support slowness in social media. Bottom line: Relationships take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/danieller/status/13486207390 Danielle Rumore

    RT @arikhanson: @jaybaer encourages us to support slowness in social media. Bottom line: Relationships take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/susuh/status/13486939724 Susuh

    "Are You #Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia?" by @JayBaer http://bit.ly/aaU9x0

  • http://twitter.com/weintraub/status/13487214321 Weintraub Adv

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/dailyintensity/status/13487359906 Lisa Rivero

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • karimacatherine

    Hello Jay,

    It is good that you bring the slowness into the “hen with no head” context where business are flocking to social media without futher thinking or are just immobile and prefer to no do it at all.
    There is a right balance and businesses should find their own balance, pace to adopt social media, by defining the right objectives.

    Karima-Catherine

  • karimacatherine

    Hello Jay,

    It is good that you bring the slowness into the “hen with no head” context where business are flocking to social media without futher thinking or are just immobile and prefer to no do it at all.
    There is a right balance and businesses should find their own balance, pace to adopt social media, by defining the right objectives.

    Karima-Catherine

  • karimacatherine

    Hello Jay,

    It is good that you bring the slowness into the “hen with no head” context where business are flocking to social media without futher thinking or are just immobile and prefer to no do it at all.
    There is a right balance and businesses should find their own balance, pace to adopt social media, by defining the right objectives.

    Karima-Catherine

  • karimacatherine

    Hello Jay,

    It is good that you bring the slowness into the “hen with no head” context where business are flocking to social media without futher thinking or are just immobile and prefer to no do it at all.
    There is a right balance and businesses should find their own balance, pace to adopt social media, by defining the right objectives.

    Karima-Catherine

  • http://twitter.com/scotthepburn/status/13488239736 Scott Hepburn

    Don't rush relationship-building: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • jon_amar

    If, “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” then this is a Touché.

    Nonetheless, awesome article!

    I'm just getting into social media and it can be a bit depressing at first, shouting into the void. It feels great to have someone so thoughtfully argue the long game. You've re-won me over.

  • jon_amar

    If, “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” then this is a Touché.

    Nonetheless, awesome article!

    I'm just getting into social media and it can be a bit depressing at first, shouting into the void. It feels great to have someone so thoughtfully argue the long game. You've re-won me over.

  • jon_amar

    If, “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” then this is a Touché.

    Nonetheless, awesome article!

    I'm just getting into social media and it can be a bit depressing at first, shouting into the void. It feels great to have someone so thoughtfully argue the long game. You've re-won me over.

  • jon_amar

    If, “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” then this is a Touché.

    Nonetheless, awesome article!

    I'm just getting into social media and it can be a bit depressing at first, shouting into the void. It feels great to have someone so thoughtfully argue the long game. You've re-won me over.

  • jon_amar

    If, “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” then this is a Touché.

    Nonetheless, awesome article!

    I'm just getting into social media and it can be a bit depressing at first, shouting into the void. It feels great to have someone so thoughtfully argue the long game. You've re-won me over.

  • jon_amar

    If, “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” then this is a Touché.

    Nonetheless, awesome article!

    I'm just getting into social media and it can be a bit depressing at first, shouting into the void. It feels great to have someone so thoughtfully argue the long game. You've re-won me over.

  • http://twitter.com/vknipper/status/13488604606 vknipper

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/aRf6qZ from @jaybaer

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    Exactly, Jay! I cannot every emphasize enough to the members of my web site and those who attend my semi-annual Niche Affiliate Marketing System user conference the important of relationship building. Sure: if you want to reach 1000 people to get them into your list, you can do that in a snap. But the quality is probably going to be lacking. Instead, I suggest they use Twitter to find their niche, become an integral part of it, encourage it to grow, and help make it successful. That's what brings you a following of people who want to hear what you have to say, knowing you will listen in return.

  • http://ubermarketing.wordpress.com Akash Sharma

    Great post Jay, Most companies are still confused with what to do with social media as they are still wandering minds that is it a strategy or just a set of tools or a consumer trend shifting procedure.The point is to make it a part of business which will make it better for their future interactions with today's consumer, the hype should be forgotten as it acts negatively in most cases.The change has been quick and one of the reasons is that it came in a tight economic scenario and will excel if it goes on it's current consistent pace.

  • http://ubermarketing.wordpress.com Akash Sharma

    Great post Jay, Most companies are still confused with what to do with social media as they are still wandering minds that is it a strategy or just a set of tools or a consumer trend shifting procedure.The point is to make it a part of business which will make it better for their future interactions with today's consumer, the hype should be forgotten as it acts negatively in most cases.The change has been quick and one of the reasons is that it came in a tight economic scenario and will excel if it goes on it's current consistent pace.

  • http://ubermarketing.wordpress.com Akash Sharma

    Great post Jay, Most companies are still confused with what to do with social media as they are still wandering minds that is it a strategy or just a set of tools or a consumer trend shifting procedure.The point is to make it a part of business which will make it better for their future interactions with today's consumer, the hype should be forgotten as it acts negatively in most cases.The change has been quick and one of the reasons is that it came in a tight economic scenario and will excel if it goes on it's current consistent pace.

  • http://ubermarketing.wordpress.com Akash Sharma

    Great post Jay, Most companies are still confused with what to do with social media as they are still wandering minds that is it a strategy or just a set of tools or a consumer trend shifting procedure.The point is to make it a part of business which will make it better for their future interactions with today's consumer, the hype should be forgotten as it acts negatively in most cases.The change has been quick and one of the reasons is that it came in a tight economic scenario and will excel if it goes on it's current consistent pace.

  • http://twitter.com/hotinmarketing/status/13489180280 Hot In Marketing

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | Social Media Consultin.. http://bit.ly/9y8poL

  • http://twitter.com/jmctigue/status/13489369200 John McTigue

    RT @vknipper: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/aRf6qZ from @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/summerjoy/status/13489453851 Summer Boone

    Support Slowness. Great post from @jaybaer http://bit.ly/dAmH7Z

  • http://twitter.com/avenlea/status/13489966648 avenlea

    Are you *slow* enough to succeed in social media? http://bit.ly/9dSrRL @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/hallaronpr/status/13490095548 Mike Hallaron

    Social media's rapid revolution. What 's on the horizon? @jaybaer #socialmedia http://bit.ly/9dSrRL

  • http://twitter.com/mh1webdesign/status/13490095615 Mike Hallaron

    Social media's rapid revolution. What 's on the horizon? @jaybaer #socialmedia http://bit.ly/9dSrRL

  • http://twitter.com/aliriop/status/13490278001 Alirio Pirela

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media http://goo.gl/YH9I

  • http://twitter.com/randylewiskemp/status/13490618464 Randy Kemp

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/bill_graham/status/13490658848 Bill Graham

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/barry_brown/status/13491566650 barry brown

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media http://bit.ly/8YslsZ post by @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/braundoug/status/13491704763 Doug Braun

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/bKbrdy (Perspective from @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/russhenneberry/status/13492355636 Russ Henneberry

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/skymcelroy/status/13492853923 Sky McElroy

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? by @jaybaer
    http://ow.ly/1HF45 (via @MaggieHibma)

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    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr

  • http://twitter.com/vincenthunt/status/13493152160 Vincent Hunt

    RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr

  • http://twitter.com/vincenthunt/status/13493152160 Vincent Hunt

    RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr

  • http://twitter.com/infinetcreative/status/13493182664 Christina Erl

    RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr

  • http://twitter.com/infinetcreative/status/13493182664 Christina Erl

    RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr

  • http://twitter.com/blairmarketing/status/13493690427 Blair Marketing

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY ^JQ

  • http://twitter.com/josh_quintero/status/13493761874 Josh Quintero

    RT @BlairMarketing: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/josh_quintero/status/13493761874 Josh Quintero

    RT @BlairMarketing: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/josh_quintero/status/13493761874 Josh Quintero

    RT @BlairMarketing: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jon_amar/status/13493856445 Jon Amar

    Awesome! Such a great writer and such a great post. RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jon_amar/status/13493856445 Jon Amar

    Awesome! Such a great writer and such a great post. RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jon_amar/status/13493856445 Jon Amar

    Awesome! Such a great writer and such a great post. RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/danperezfilms/status/13493857487 Dan Perez

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/danperezfilms/status/13493857487 Dan Perez

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/danperezfilms/status/13493857487 Dan Perez

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/kemipa/status/13493884637 Keith Paul

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/kemipa/status/13493884637 Keith Paul

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/kemipa/status/13493884637 Keith Paul

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rpartch/status/13493918211 Rusty Partch

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rpartch/status/13493918211 Rusty Partch

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rpartch/status/13493918211 Rusty Partch

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/mikakiviranta/status/13493938171 Mika Kiviranta

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/mikakiviranta/status/13493938171 Mika Kiviranta

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/mikakiviranta/status/13493938171 Mika Kiviranta

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/uclucas/status/13493972616 Lucas Warren

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/uclucas/status/13493972616 Lucas Warren

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/sm_arts/status/13493985724 Sharon Moore

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/jimhunt/status/13494064576 Jim Hunt

    RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr

  • http://twitter.com/nameinahat/status/13494143145 Mark Locke

    Are You Slow Enough to #Succeed in #Social #Media? http://tinyurl.com/35wekcq #in

  • http://twitter.com/iamtimbaker/status/13494235597 Tim Baker

    Every company getting started with social media should read this excellent piece by @jaybaer – http://bit.ly/cQA7J7

  • http://twitter.com/rshall03/status/13494329612 Richard Hall

    Are You Slow Enough To Succeed In Social Media? [JayBaer blog] http://bit.ly/9TM2s9

  • http://twitter.com/rshall03/status/13494329612 Richard Hall

    Are You Slow Enough To Succeed In Social Media? [JayBaer blog] http://bit.ly/9TM2s9

  • http://twitter.com/davekass/status/13494331987 Dave Kass

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/davekass/status/13494331987 Dave Kass

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/tetfsu/status/13494467866 Jeff Latimer

    RT @JimHunt RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr //excellent article. Thx Jim et al!

  • http://twitter.com/tetfsu/status/13494467866 Jeff Latimer

    RT @JimHunt RT @bkmacdaddy: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media – http://bit.ly/b5KUCr //excellent article. Thx Jim et al!

  • http://twitter.com/benyschonfeld/status/13494469003 Beny Schonfeld

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/cqMwQm

  • http://twitter.com/benyschonfeld/status/13494469003 Beny Schonfeld

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/cqMwQm

  • http://twitter.com/impactlearning/status/13494498445 Impact Learning

    @jaybaer Glad to read your point about moving slowly http://bit.ly/9eO7Au Our SM mantras are to add value, be real, act with integrity

  • http://twitter.com/impactlearning/status/13494498445 Impact Learning

    @jaybaer Glad to read your point about moving slowly http://bit.ly/9eO7Au Our SM mantras are to add value, be real, act with integrity

  • http://twitter.com/tomfilippini/status/13494520435 Tom Filippini

    This is a great post. Slow down to speed up in social media for your business. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/felmundo/status/13494620743 Felix

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/bNw6Xf The discovery of slowness 2.0 ?

  • http://twitter.com/laura_gale/status/13494638172 Laura Gale

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/seowebhelp/status/13494680085 Web Designer SEO

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/marielkpg/status/13495100002 Marie

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/marielkpg/status/13495100002 Marie

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/marielkpg/status/13495100002 Marie

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/vickitourtouras/status/13495142719 Vicki Tourtouras

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/vickitourtouras/status/13495142719 Vicki Tourtouras

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/vickitourtouras/status/13495142719 Vicki Tourtouras

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/asgoodandbetter/status/13495192034 Asgood & Better

    Amen, @jaybaer: social media takes time: http://ow.ly/1HDPt

  • http://twitter.com/rickhorncastle/status/13495217603 Rick Horncastle

    RT @uclucas: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rickhorncastle/status/13495217603 Rick Horncastle

    RT @uclucas: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rickhorncastle/status/13495217603 Rick Horncastle

    RT @uclucas: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/michaelpmalone/status/13495221301 Mike Malone

    Another great post by @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/michaelpmalone/status/13495221301 Mike Malone

    Another great post by @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/michaelpmalone/status/13495221301 Mike Malone

    Another great post by @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • alexasamuels

    “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” – either way, it will kill you.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ; )

  • alexasamuels

    “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” – either way, it will kill you.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ; )

  • alexasamuels

    “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” – either way, it will kill you.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ; )

  • alexasamuels

    “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” – either way, it will kill you.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ; )

  • alexasamuels

    “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” – either way, it will kill you.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ; )

  • alexasamuels

    “Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet” – either way, it will kill you.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ; )

  • http://twitter.com/gatewaybizdev/status/13495539705 Elizabeth Liebel

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/gatewaybizdev/status/13495539705 Elizabeth Liebel

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/stlscialmedia/status/13495587990 Elizabeth Liebel

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/nateriggs/status/13495662654 Nate Riggs

    Cool take on this: "Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media?" (via @jaybaer) – http://ow.ly/1HMd0

  • http://twitter.com/nancyscott/status/13495963230 NancyScott

    Jay's got it right…. it takes time. RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jeffespo/status/13495998400 jeffespo

    RT @NancyScott: Jay's got it right…. it takes time. RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/balinvald/status/13496403664 Chris Tyson

    RT @Bill_Graham: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/christiangadams/status/13496681734 Christian Adams

    Sustainability. RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/markmulvey/status/13496913142 Mark Hunter Mulvey

    RT @IAmTimBaker: Every company getting started with social media should read this excellent piece by @jaybaer – http://bit.ly/cQA7J7

  • http://twitter.com/maark/status/13497303413 Maark

    "Support Slowness" of social media. Remember what it means or takes to build relationships with @jaybaer http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/aafoster Angela

    excellent article – that the immediacy of the internet is not inherited by the business conducted over the internet – efforts to build & maintain reputation need to be thoughtful, deliberate and well-planned regardless of the medium

  • http://twitter.com/aafoster Angela

    excellent article – that the immediacy of the internet is not inherited by the business conducted over the internet – efforts to build & maintain reputation need to be thoughtful, deliberate and well-planned regardless of the medium

  • http://twitter.com/aafoster Angela

    excellent article – that the immediacy of the internet is not inherited by the business conducted over the internet – efforts to build & maintain reputation need to be thoughtful, deliberate and well-planned regardless of the medium

  • http://twitter.com/aafoster Angela

    excellent article – that the immediacy of the internet is not inherited by the business conducted over the internet – efforts to build & maintain reputation need to be thoughtful, deliberate and well-planned regardless of the medium

  • http://twitter.com/avinash5614/status/13498625567 avinash mandape

    RT @BenySchonfeld: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/cqMwQm

  • bdiggins

    Amen brother!

    The challenge for someone like me is getting things up and running for a client or clients and then managing their expectations about the results or “explosion,” especially for those that don't attract interaction by just throwing something out there.

  • http://www.brentdiggins.com B-Diggs

    Amen brother!

    The challenge for someone like me is getting things up and running for a client or clients and then managing their expectations about the results or “explosion,” especially for those that don't attract interaction by just throwing something out there.

  • http://www.brentdiggins.com B-Diggs

    Amen brother!

    The challenge for someone like me is getting things up and running for a client or clients and then managing their expectations about the results or “explosion,” especially for those that don't attract interaction by just throwing something out there.

  • http://www.brentdiggins.com B-Diggs

    Amen brother!

    The challenge for someone like me is getting things up and running for a client or clients and then managing their expectations about the results or “explosion,” especially for those that don't attract interaction by just throwing something out there.

  • http://twitter.com/rssirteubal/status/13499931646 Ignacio

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | Social Media Consulting – C… http://ow.ly/17hQTH

  • http://twitter.com/vicki_kunkel/status/13500467639 Vicki Kunkel

    RT @mlpdelray: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/larsbas/status/13501744979 lars basche

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/beichstaedt/status/13502088771 Bjoern Eichstaedt

    RT @larsbas: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/adfarmtweets/status/13502342178 AdFarm

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/adfarmtweets/status/13502342178 AdFarm

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/digitallondon/status/13502373379 Paul Ford

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/digitallondon/status/13502373379 Paul Ford

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/mmesocialmedia/status/13502422784 sadie harris

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dmh1fQ

  • http://twitter.com/mmesocialmedia/status/13502422784 sadie harris

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dmh1fQ

  • http://twitter.com/ktp12345/status/13502446658 Kyle Phelps

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #socialmedia ? – http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/markvanbaale/status/13502523299 Mark Van Baale

    Social Media is about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base by @jaybaer: http://bit.ly/ag7WIU

  • http://twitter.com/weisshaupt61/status/13503143425 Stefan Felten

    RT @felmundo Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/bNw6Xf The discovery of slowness 2.0 ?

  • http://www.groove11.com/ Groove 11 Joel

    Well said. One of my companies mantras: “Slow down to get there faster.”

  • http://twitter.com/jaxphilville/status/13504976451 JaxPHILville

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/agencyside/status/13505018124 agencyside

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/digitalcement/status/13505070190 Digital Cement

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY -> great post on how building relationships takes time!

  • http://twitter.com/brandy_barker/status/13505074479 Brandy Barker

    Well, said! RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/emeryroad/status/13505153877 Jody Calkins

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/sonnygill/status/13505163198 Sonny Gill

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/bidwellid/status/13505167091 John Bidwell

    Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (RT @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/alexasamuels/status/13505352229 Alexa Samuels

    Social media isn't a race. Think "slow". http://bit.ly/9k3K9B

  • http://twitter.com/sfmorris/status/13505356584 Stephen Morris
  • http://twitter.com/emailman/status/13505419328 drewmiller

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/emailman/status/13505419328 drewmiller

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/tracydiziere/status/13505455449 Tracy Diziere

    I LOVE this post! RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/tracydiziere/status/13505455449 Tracy Diziere

    I LOVE this post! RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/grtaylor2/status/13505470516 Gregory Taylor

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/grtaylor2/status/13505470516 Gregory Taylor

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/nuvota/status/13505564505 Nadja Specht

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/michaelumphrey/status/13505960821 Michael Umphrey

    RT @EmeryRoad: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/dconconi/status/13506164403 Diana Conconi

    RT @alexasamuels: Social media isn't a race. Think "slow". http://bit.ly/9k3K9B "Trust takes time". Absolutely!!

  • http://twitter.com/techguerilla/status/13506480042 Matt Ridings

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY /via @sonnygill

  • http://twitter.com/impactps/status/13506529642 Impact PS

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/trish_fischer/status/13506722453 Trish Fischer

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://www.coydavidson.com/ coydavidson

    Outstanding article! I love the qoute: “Social media isn’t about quickly building weak bonds between a company and large portions of its customer base, it’s about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base.” Many people don't grasp that concept.

  • http://twitter.com/jonbuscall/status/13508099950 Jon Buscall

    Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/espotlight/status/13509189947 Marketing

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/espotlight/status/13509189947 Marketing

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/ribeezie/status/13509237726 Ricardo Bueno

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://su.pr/2EtMcI

  • http://twitter.com/ribeezie/status/13509237726 Ricardo Bueno

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://su.pr/2EtMcI

  • http://twitter.com/socialmediafltr/status/13509243230 Social Media Filter

    RT @NealSchaffer Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/socialmediafltr/status/13509243230 Social Media Filter

    RT @NealSchaffer Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/c_morgan/status/13509366835 Catharine Morgan

    Great post: RT @ESpotlight: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/c_morgan/status/13509366835 Catharine Morgan

    Great post: RT @ESpotlight: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/corvida/status/13509630461 Corvida Raven

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/corvida/status/13509630461 Corvida Raven

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/groove11/status/13509752589 Groove 11

    This has Groove 11 written all over it: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/bLid4l (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/groove11/status/13509752589 Groove 11

    This has Groove 11 written all over it: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/bLid4l (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/groove11joel/status/13509753134 Joel Berghoff

    This has Groove 11 written all over it: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/bLid4l (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/dsnestle/status/13509806880 Dan Nestle

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/whereisciao/status/13509824047 Steven Chau

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @corvida)

  • http://twitter.com/touchyourdream/status/13511080486 Touchyourdream

    RT @nealschaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/marinic/status/13511444184 mari nicolaou

    RT @c_morgan: Great post: RT @ESpotlight: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/coydavidsoncre/status/13511454019 Coy Davidson

    This is why CRE brokers will get frustrated with Social Media and give up http://ht.ly/1HWHX

  • http://twitter.com/diofavatas/status/13511773356 Dio Favatas

    I like you Baer. "Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media?" http://bit.ly/akGGtX

  • http://twitter.com/diofavatas/status/13511773356 Dio Favatas

    I like you Baer. "Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media?" http://bit.ly/akGGtX

  • http://twitter.com/georgenixon/status/13511822976 George Nixon
  • http://twitter.com/bayberryconsult/status/13514472563 Bayberry Consulting

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/wazzafab/status/13514758730 Warren Fabricius

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/brucebixler49/status/13519651134 Bruce Bixler

    Business and trust take time even with Social media! http://lnkd.in/BGMXbV

  • http://twitter.com/clamstorm/status/13522439940 Matt Fagin

    RT @CoyDavidsonCRE This is why CRE brokers will get frustrated with Social Media and give up http://ht.ly/1HWHX

  • http://twitter.com/socmediaschool/status/13526141856 Social Media School

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | – Convince & Convert http://ht.ly/1I1x1

  • http://twitter.com/socmediaschool/status/13526141856 Social Media School

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | – Convince & Convert http://ht.ly/1I1x1

  • http://twitter.com/socmediaschool/status/13526141856 Social Media School

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | – Convince & Convert http://ht.ly/1I1x1

  • http://twitter.com/socmediaschool/status/13526141856 Social Media School

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | – Convince & Convert http://ht.ly/1I1x1

  • http://twitter.com/socmediaschool/status/13526141856 Social Media School

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | – Convince & Convert http://ht.ly/1I1x1

  • http://twitter.com/socmediaschool/status/13526141856 Social Media School

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media | Social Media Staffing and Operations | – Convince & Convert http://ht.ly/1I1x1

  • http://www.schriftrolle.de Sven

    I just can so agree. Sometimes i feel like trapped in a torrent, when will we reach more fans (via just braodcasting content), when will sales rise, how do we accomplisch 100k followers…

    … not gonna happen, wrong point of view, wrong target keeps ringing in my head.

    i hope more and more of people in various businesses will understand, that connecting, building trust and a kinship needs time, but will pay back in the long tail…

  • http://twitter.com/mkoskimaloney/status/13529235604 Mary Maloney

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/deepa_s/status/13529240271 Deepa Sahasrabuddhe

    Social media isn't abt quickly bldng weak bonds with a large grp bt abt slwly bldng strng bonds with a small, slct grp. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/dadosmarcompr/status/13530479993 Mike Dado Phares

    Slow ride, Take it easy! (FogHat on Social Media) RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/harshsaraogi/status/13530503654 Harsh Saraogi

    RT @deepa_s: Social media isn't abt quickly bldng weak bonds with a large grp bt abt slwly bldng strng bonds with a small, slct grp. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/c_elmore/status/13535287742 Christina Elmore

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/_senf_/status/13536388964 Jan-Hendrik Senf

    Sind Sie langsam genug, um in Social Media Erfolg zu haben? | @JayBaer http://ow.ly/1HU04

  • http://twitter.com/socialmediascan/status/13536427286 socialmediascan

    RT Sind Sie langsam genug, um in Social Media Erfolg zu haben? | @JayBaer http://ow.ly/1HU04 http://bit.ly/a7yDPA

  • http://twitter.com/gwynethmarta/status/13538266597 Marta Olszewska

    Are you Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Trust Takes Time. As Always Good Read at: http://bit.ly/dAmH7Z via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/gwynethmarta/status/13538266597 Marta Olszewska

    Are you Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Trust Takes Time. As Always Good Read at: http://bit.ly/dAmH7Z via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/gwynethmarta/status/13538266597 Marta Olszewska

    Are you Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Trust Takes Time. As Always Good Read at: http://bit.ly/dAmH7Z via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/geraldva/status/13542708161 Gerald David

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY . But are we patient enough to accept?

  • http://twitter.com/samuelhfagan/status/13546073190 Sam Fagan

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/samuelhfagan/status/13546073190 Sam Fagan

    RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/margaretegan/status/13547774241 Margaret Egan

    Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY RT thnx @JayBaer #strategy #socmed #HBR

  • http://twitter.com/margaretegan/status/13547774241 Margaret Egan

    Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY RT thnx @JayBaer #strategy #socmed #HBR

  • http://twitter.com/markcreaser/status/13550496458 markcreaser

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/markcreaser/status/13550496458 markcreaser

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jevtodedijer/status/13551159279 Jevto Dedijer

    RT @jaybaer Est-ce que vous êtes assez lent pour réussir dans le monde des médias sociaux? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @markcreaser)

  • http://www.afmarcom.com/ Angelique

    “The fundamental premise of social business is that you are interacting and engaging with customers and prospects on a one to one or one to few basis. And that takes time. Trust takes time. Creating advocacy takes time. You build a volunteer marketing army one soldier at a time, not overnight.”

    Ah, yet another fantastic article just in time for me to recommend it in my Friday newsletter! And it has the plus of mentioning Malcom Gladwell, of whom my most regular reader — my Dad — is a big fan.

  • http://twitter.com/parissab/status/13554330500 Parissa Behnia

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/parissab/status/13554330500 Parissa Behnia

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://www.netplusalliance.com industrialmom

    Dear Jay,

    Thank you for taking so little of my time to make a really good point. I just returned from a convention of industrial & manufacturing professionals, and I'll tell ya, these old fellas are stumped by social media. But really, they are so good at the real thing; they know people, love their customers, take good care of them and know their product.

    Good words.

  • http://www.scriptsbymel.com Melzetta "Mele" Williams

    I am new to this blog. Great article!

    Some business owners become impatient with the “slowness” of social media relationship building because they've often abandoned their more direct marketing tactics (direct mail, cold calling).

    Social Media experts (present company excluded–I know I'm preaching to the choir) should encourage their clients to stick with the traditional–and more direct–marketing efforts that are also working for them.

    It's the job of the

  • http://twitter.com/ryanzuk/status/13556854839 Ryan Zuk, APR

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/ryanzuk/status/13556854839 Ryan Zuk, APR

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/eangel427/status/13557322460 Erika Murray

    Awesome article! Short, sweet & to the point! RT @ryanzuk RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/edhartigan/status/13557365340 Ed Hartigan

    Enjoyed this post by @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/edhartigan/status/13557365340 Ed Hartigan

    Enjoyed this post by @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/teamredprop/status/13558314882 Red Propeller

    It takes time! RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/teamredprop/status/13558314882 Red Propeller

    It takes time! RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/marciseoer/status/13558892005 Marci Rosenblum

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer) #fb #in

  • http://twitter.com/marciseoer/status/13558892005 Marci Rosenblum

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer) #fb #in

  • http://twitter.com/marciseoer/status/13558892005 Marci Rosenblum

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer) #fb #in

  • http://twitter.com/halffulltoday/status/13558933307 half full

    Slow down to get ahead. This article is specific to online strategies, but the concept can be used other places too http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/halffulltoday/status/13558933307 half full

    Slow down to get ahead. This article is specific to online strategies, but the concept can be used other places too http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/webtrafficseo/status/13559136538 Marci Rosenblum

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer) http://bit.ly/br0E3J

  • http://twitter.com/mull_it_over/status/13559504045 Allen Draper

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/technorati/status/13559649414 Technorati

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rgbroitman/status/13559731600 Robin Broitman

    Why you should be a "social media tortoise" Great post from @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IiBX #socialmedia #marketing

  • http://twitter.com/apriledmonds/status/13559965091 apriledmonds

    RT @rgbroitman: Why you should be a "social media tortoise" Great post from @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IiBX #socialmedia Nice article.

  • http://twitter.com/apriledmonds/status/13559965091 apriledmonds

    RT @rgbroitman: Why you should be a "social media tortoise" Great post from @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IiBX #socialmedia Nice article.

  • http://twitter.com/apriledmonds/status/13559965091 apriledmonds

    RT @rgbroitman: Why you should be a "social media tortoise" Great post from @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IiBX #socialmedia Nice article.

  • http://twitter.com/thedigitalchick/status/13560231222 Michelle Johnson

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/thedigitalchick/status/13560231222 Michelle Johnson

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/thedigitalchick/status/13560231222 Michelle Johnson

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/stylesheet/status/13560566220 Stylesheet

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/9iKcPw [via: convinceandconvert.com]

  • http://twitter.com/stylesheet/status/13560566220 Stylesheet

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/9iKcPw [via: convinceandconvert.com]

  • http://twitter.com/cjstempler/status/13560648180 Chuck Stempler

    Trust is slow to build but powerful when developed RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/cjstempler/status/13560648180 Chuck Stempler

    Trust is slow to build but powerful when developed RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/eric_andersen/status/13561223073 Eric Andersen

    Great blog post: success in #socialmedia takes time, not speed http://j.mp/bqdYyT /by @jaybaer via @c_morgan

  • http://twitter.com/eric_andersen/status/13561321329 Eric Andersen

    Ha! Great (and dangerous) quote! "#Socialmedia isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet"~@jaybaer http://j.mp/bqdYyT

  • http://twitter.com/lvanderpool/status/13561433172 Lisa van der Pool

    RT @eric_andersen: Ha! Great (and dangerous) quote! "#Socialmedia isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet"~@jaybaer http://j.mp/bqdYyT

  • http://twitter.com/riggrl/status/13561564458 Jenn Riggle

    "Social media is about slowly building strong bonds btw a company & a small portion of its fan base."
    http://is.gd/bYUBt

  • http://twitter.com/riggrl/status/13561564458 Jenn Riggle

    "Social media is about slowly building strong bonds btw a company & a small portion of its fan base."
    http://is.gd/bYUBt

  • http://twitter.com/markgervase/status/13561626477 Mark Gervase

    RT @technorati: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/thetg/status/13561729368 TheTARGETEDGroup

    Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/adrianeden/status/13561885791 Adrian Eden

    interesting and informative read by @jaybaer – Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • charlene m

    To Cheryl A's point “Relationships (brands) need time to grow.” – I couldn't agree more. Relationships (meaningful ones) are about give and take. It's not about “getting” what you want from the other person. It's a two-way street. Cheryl's client was on a one-way speedway. His online presence (at least his brand) will ultimately crash and burn.

  • http://twitter.com/sodapopmedia/status/13562645436 SodaPop Media, LLC

    Slow down to get ahead online – http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/batesbn/status/13562908288 Brooke Bates

    "Social media isn’t a grenade, it’s a bayonet" RT @ryanzuk via @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/kirenpowell/status/13562996388 Kiren Powell

    coincidence… RT @markcreaser, RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY
    about 4 hours ago via web

  • http://rhinoseo.com Zack

    Kind of unique how social media works. It is kind of slow then sporadically fast. It takes time to build-up your network and presence and then one day out of the blue your stuff takes off and then comes in random spikes thereafter.

  • http://twitter.com/blogdudes/status/13564028193 DudeBlogYourBusiness

    Jay Baer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dzJYOr Trust, advocacy, & engagement on a one-to-one basis take time

  • http://twitter.com/kdbphotography/status/13564293709 Kevin Bushman

    RT @SodaPopMedia: Slow down to get ahead online – http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/jimbarbagallo/status/13564482992 Jim Barbagallo

    RT @riggrl: "Social media is about slowly building strong bonds btw a company & a small portion of its fan base."
    http://is.gd/bYUBt

  • http://twitter.com/virtualoptions/status/13565837055 Dawn Jensen

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough To Succeed In Social Media? http://ht.ly/1IeZP

  • http://twitter.com/charlenemcm/status/13567189638 charlene mcmurtrie

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/octavianasrcnn/status/13567309005 Octavia Nasr

    designdamage

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY [couldn't agree more, great post!] <– x2

  • http://twitter.com/joshuawaldman/status/13567718923 Joshua Waldman

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/joshuawaldman/status/13567718923 Joshua Waldman

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/joshuawaldman/status/13567718923 Joshua Waldman

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/merylkevans/status/13568448013 Meryl K. Evans

    Time for another amen! Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1Ijqj Takes time to connect and build trust.

  • http://twitter.com/tracysestili/status/13568788488 Tracy Sestili

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/capncarrot/status/13570189426 Alan Rapp

    Engagement takes time. RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough To Succeed In Social Media? http://ht.ly/1IeZP

  • http://twitter.com/capncarrot/status/13570189426 Alan Rapp

    Engagement takes time. RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough To Succeed In Social Media? http://ht.ly/1IeZP

  • http://twitter.com/wbreaux/status/13570635621 wbreaux

    Good stuff => "Slow Down to get ahead Online" (via @JayBaer) http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/wbreaux/status/13570635621 wbreaux

    Good stuff => "Slow Down to get ahead Online" (via @JayBaer) http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/tweetmaker/status/13571744858 Jim Alexander

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9BR9Gq via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/tweetmaker/status/13571744858 Jim Alexander

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9BR9Gq via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/tweetmaker/status/13571744858 Jim Alexander

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9BR9Gq via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/tweetmaker/status/13571744858 Jim Alexander

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9BR9Gq via @jaybaer

  • Sharon Weaver

    I totally get it. Developing relationships or kinshp is worth the time it takes. It's not about quantity, but quality that counts.

  • http://twitter.com/tracysestili/status/13572510094 Tracy Sestili

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/tracysestili/status/13572510094 Tracy Sestili

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/tracysestili/status/13572510094 Tracy Sestili

    RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/5wa/status/13572694492 Robert Neff

    RT @tweetmaker: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9BR9Gq via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/5wa/status/13572694492 Robert Neff

    RT @tweetmaker: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/9BR9Gq via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/extraterrestric/status/13572884621 John-Paul Herrmann

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media http://ow.ly/1qxalh /via @5wa, @tweetmaker and @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/nickkayesocial/status/13574600069 Nick Kaye

    Are you slow enough to succeed in Social Media. You need to be in it for the long haul! http://bit.ly/aSXBJr

  • http://twitter.com/fondalo/status/13578855471 John Altes

    RT @JoshuaWaldman: RT @NealSchaffer: Insightful read from @JayBaer (featuring Malcolm Gladwell) R U Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1HOvj

  • http://twitter.com/henryalzamora/status/13595067107 Henry Alzamora

    Slow down to get ahead online http://bit.ly/d4PaHD

  • http://twitter.com/henryalzamora/status/13595067107 Henry Alzamora

    Slow down to get ahead online http://bit.ly/d4PaHD

  • http://twitter.com/henryalzamora/status/13595067107 Henry Alzamora

    Slow down to get ahead online http://bit.ly/d4PaHD

  • http://twitter.com/schneiderb/status/13595547291 Brendan J Schneider

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media http://ht.ly/1IjS3

  • http://twitter.com/CRGroscurth Chris Groscurth

    The tensions between “slow” vs. “fast” and reaching “many” vs. “a few” pose some serious logistical considerations for businesses and bloggers alike. For example, how deep (detailed) do you make your postings to give readers with whom you're building a deep relationship the substance that they want, while giving potential customers/clients the “quick n' dirty”, punchy leads that they need to get interested in your company? Can the same medium (e.g., a blog) be used for both purposes?

  • http://twitter.com/CRGroscurth Chris Groscurth

    The tensions between “slow” vs. “fast” and reaching “many” vs. “a few” pose some serious logistical considerations for businesses and bloggers alike. For example, how deep (detailed) do you make your postings to give readers with whom you're building a deep relationship the substance that they want, while giving potential customers/clients the “quick n' dirty”, punchy leads that they need to get interested in your company? Can the same medium (e.g., a blog) be used for both purposes?

  • http://twitter.com/CRGroscurth Chris Groscurth

    The tensions between “slow” vs. “fast” and reaching “many” vs. “a few” pose some serious logistical considerations for businesses and bloggers alike. For example, how deep (detailed) do you make your postings to give readers with whom you're building a deep relationship the substance that they want, while giving potential customers/clients the “quick n' dirty”, punchy leads that they need to get interested in your company? Can the same medium (e.g., a blog) be used for both purposes?

  • http://twitter.com/CRGroscurth Chris Groscurth

    The tensions between “slow” vs. “fast” and reaching “many” vs. “a few” pose some serious logistical considerations for businesses and bloggers alike. For example, how deep (detailed) do you make your postings to give readers with whom you're building a deep relationship the substance that they want, while giving potential customers/clients the “quick n' dirty”, punchy leads that they need to get interested in your company? Can the same medium (e.g., a blog) be used for both purposes?

  • http://twitter.com/CRGroscurth Chris Groscurth

    The tensions between “slow” vs. “fast” and reaching “many” vs. “a few” pose some serious logistical considerations for businesses and bloggers alike. For example, how deep (detailed) do you make your postings to give readers with whom you're building a deep relationship the substance that they want, while giving potential customers/clients the “quick n' dirty”, punchy leads that they need to get interested in your company? Can the same medium (e.g., a blog) be used for both purposes?

  • monmmontana

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  • http://twitter.com/crgroscurth/status/13604752767 Chris Groscurth

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/crgroscurth/status/13604752767 Chris Groscurth

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/rinforsideweb/status/13606133284 Rinforside web

    :Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/juliesquires/status/13609509791 Edward Keyser

    "Slow down to get ahead online: Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://ow.ly/1IhRf

  • http://twitter.com/gorillamedia/status/13621636730 Michael Black

    #Social $media is about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base. http://ht.ly/1IzsS #sm

  • http://twitter.com/gorillamedia/status/13621636730 Michael Black

    #Social $media is about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base. http://ht.ly/1IzsS #sm

  • http://twitter.com/gorillamedia/status/13621636730 Michael Black

    #Social $media is about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base. http://ht.ly/1IzsS #sm

  • http://twitter.com/gorillamedia/status/13621636730 Michael Black

    #Social $media is about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base. http://ht.ly/1IzsS #sm

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623343600 Nathalie Soeteman

    Hear, hear! Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Another great one by @jaybaer http://ht.ly/1IvB0

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623343600 Nathalie Soeteman

    Hear, hear! Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Another great one by @jaybaer http://ht.ly/1IvB0

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623343600 Nathalie Soeteman

    Hear, hear! Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Another great one by @jaybaer http://ht.ly/1IvB0

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623343600 Nathalie Soeteman

    Hear, hear! Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Another great one by @jaybaer http://ht.ly/1IvB0

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623545002 Nathalie Soeteman

    @jaybaer predicts: 'Every company will have some sort of social media presence within the next 24 months' http://ht.ly/1IvBZ

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623545002 Nathalie Soeteman

    @jaybaer predicts: 'Every company will have some sort of social media presence within the next 24 months' http://ht.ly/1IvBZ

  • http://twitter.com/nathalief/status/13623545002 Nathalie Soeteman

    @jaybaer predicts: 'Every company will have some sort of social media presence within the next 24 months' http://ht.ly/1IvBZ

  • http://twitter.com/brendakforbes/status/13632537538 Brenda K Forbes

    Great Article! RT @samuelhfagan RT @jaybaer: Why social media makes business slower than ever. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jota66/status/13633216114 thiago teixeira
  • http://twitter.com/wordsbysusan/status/13634711156 Susan Breidenbach

    Jay Baer asks, are you SLOW enough to succeed with your social media marketing? http://ow.ly/1IsMb

  • http://twitter.com/wordsbysusan/status/13634711156 Susan Breidenbach

    Jay Baer asks, are you SLOW enough to succeed with your social media marketing? http://ow.ly/1IsMb

  • http://twitter.com/sharonmarkovsky/status/13635814847 Sharon Markovsky

    RT @SMARTReno: rt @jaybaer are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://ht.ly/1HRXD great points

  • http://twitter.com/jorgebarba/status/13637227198 Jorge Barba

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/alpzW5

  • http://twitter.com/diofavatas/status/13640634009 Dio Favatas

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/akGGtX

  • http://twitter.com/casparm/status/13655887752 caspar m lund

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/alpzW5 /via @jorgebarba

  • http://twitter.com/casparm/status/13655887752 caspar m lund

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/alpzW5 /via @jorgebarba

  • http://twitter.com/bumblebeebeirut/status/13655932748 BumbleBee Beirut

    RT @casparm: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/alpzW5 /via @jorgebarba

  • http://twitter.com/asdaabmpr/status/13658381117 ASDA’A B-M PR

    In social media:"Creating advocacy takes time. U build a volunteer marketing army 1 soldier at a time, not overnight" http://bit.ly/bnGdBG

  • http://twitter.com/es_101/status/13660731742 Estelle Sinclair

    RT @jorgebarba: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/alpzW5

  • http://twitter.com/socialmediawsi/status/13664940826 Warren Rosiak

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/merylkevans/status/13685110225 Meryl K. Evans

    More proof takes time to build trust. Time Is On Your Side http://tinyurl.com/27xav5p by @michaeljkatz Also @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IygA

  • http://twitter.com/merylkevans/status/13685110225 Meryl K. Evans

    More proof takes time to build trust. Time Is On Your Side http://tinyurl.com/27xav5p by @michaeljkatz Also @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IygA

  • http://twitter.com/merylkevans/status/13685110225 Meryl K. Evans

    More proof takes time to build trust. Time Is On Your Side http://tinyurl.com/27xav5p by @michaeljkatz Also @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IygA

  • http://twitter.com/merylkevans/status/13685110225 Meryl K. Evans

    More proof takes time to build trust. Time Is On Your Side http://tinyurl.com/27xav5p by @michaeljkatz Also @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IygA

  • http://twitter.com/kdrewien/status/13686099466 Kathy Drewien

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? Trust takes time. Creating advocacy takes time. http://ow.ly/1IP7q (via @JayBaer)

  • http://twitter.com/kailmeyra/status/13687890231 Elizabeth Isaacs

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/stella7272/status/13689189291 Stella

    Social media isn’t about quickly building weak bonds… it’s about slowly building strong bonds- http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/egehead/status/13690830446 Cindy Solberg

    RT @merylkevans: More proof takes time to build trust. Time Is On Your Side http://tinyurl.com/27xav5p by @michaeljkatz Also @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1IygA

  • http://earthmover-trishperry.blogspot.com/ Trish Perry

    Good post. I agree that social media should be taken slow. It is important to be sure that companies have goals and determine how social media can help to meet those goals. Social medeia in and of itself should not be a strategy, but a tool used along with other medias to meet your goals.

  • http://earthmover-trishperry.blogspot.com/ Trish Perry

    Good post. I agree that social media should be taken slow. It is important to be sure that companies have goals and determine how social media can help to meet those goals. Social medeia in and of itself should not be a strategy, but a tool used along with other medias to meet your goals.

  • http://twitter.com/movetheearth/status/13700518987 Trish Perry

    Slow vs. Fast in social media can determine how successful you are… it takes time to build up trust and advocacy- http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/movetheearth/status/13700518987 Trish Perry

    Slow vs. Fast in social media can determine how successful you are… it takes time to build up trust and advocacy- http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/movetheearth/status/13700518987 Trish Perry

    Slow vs. Fast in social media can determine how successful you are… it takes time to build up trust and advocacy- http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/siftgroups/status/13716583904 SiftGroups

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://ow.ly/1IXtr

  • http://twitter.com/ernstschipper/status/13717408333 Ernst Schipper

    Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? (via @jaybaer ) http://bit.ly/9MV41p

  • http://twitter.com/daandt_etype/status/13717627725 Daan du Toit

    Interesting View: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/siftmedia/status/13720160416 Sift Media

    RT @siftgroups: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://ow.ly/1IXtr

  • http://twitter.com/jsalisbury1/status/13724040076 Jennifer Salisbury

    We need to build trust with our network! RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/drewmclellan/status/13724690180 Drew McLellan

    Amen! Companies should slow down and think strategy before rushing into social media. http://ow.ly/1IFSl

  • http://twitter.com/mike_stelzner/status/13725481072 Michael A. Stelzner

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/mike_stelzner/status/13725481072 Michael A. Stelzner

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/mike_stelzner/status/13725481072 Michael A. Stelzner

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/mike_stelzner/status/13725481072 Michael A. Stelzner

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/mike_stelzner/status/13725481072 Michael A. Stelzner

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/reachaditya/status/13725685171 Aditya Gupta

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/reachaditya/status/13725685171 Aditya Gupta

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/reachaditya/status/13725685171 Aditya Gupta

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/reachaditya/status/13725685171 Aditya Gupta

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/clcleather/status/13726431729 Adam Justus

    Customer "trust takes time" [Great READ!]: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/clcleather/status/13726431729 Adam Justus

    Customer "trust takes time" [Great READ!]: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/atimarketing/status/13727265977 ATI Attraction Mktg

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia |http://bit.ly/bvpRs4

  • http://twitter.com/veilletourisme/status/13728013791 Veille en tourisme

    Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/veilletourisme/status/13728013791 Veille en tourisme

    Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/eliseparent/status/13728013680 Élise Parent

    Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/eliseparent/status/13728013680 Élise Parent

    Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/eliseparent/status/13728013680 Élise Parent

    Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/hexenmaster/status/13728124731 Sylvain Lévesque

    Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/hexenmaster/status/13728124731 Sylvain Lévesque

    Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/hexenmaster/status/13728124731 Sylvain Lévesque

    Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/hexenmaster/status/13728124731 Sylvain Lévesque

    Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/sdcomm/status/13728331667 Sylvain Dionne

    RT @hexenmaster: Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/sdcomm/status/13728331667 Sylvain Dionne

    RT @hexenmaster: Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/sdcomm/status/13728331667 Sylvain Dionne

    RT @hexenmaster: Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/sdcomm/status/13728331667 Sylvain Dionne

    RT @hexenmaster: Prendre ou Perdre ? RT @EliseParent: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/benoitdudragne/status/13728519884 Benoit Dudragne

    RT @veilletourisme: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/benoitdudragne/status/13728519884 Benoit Dudragne

    RT @veilletourisme: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/benoitdudragne/status/13728519884 Benoit Dudragne

    RT @veilletourisme: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/benoitdudragne/status/13728519884 Benoit Dudragne

    RT @veilletourisme: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/sparker9/status/13729084060 Steven Parker

    How did I miss this? RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY [Yes--SLOW]

  • http://twitter.com/sparker9/status/13729084060 Steven Parker

    How did I miss this? RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY [Yes--SLOW]

  • http://twitter.com/sparker9/status/13729084060 Steven Parker

    How did I miss this? RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY [Yes--SLOW]

  • http://twitter.com/sparker9/status/13729084060 Steven Parker

    How did I miss this? RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY [Yes--SLOW]

  • http://twitter.com/benoitdudragne/status/13729083961 Benoit Dudragne

    Faut du temps dans le web 2.0 … http://ow.ly/1J4RD

  • http://twitter.com/psanterre/status/13730762734 psanterre

    J'aime Malcom Gladwell : Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/psanterre/status/13730762734 psanterre

    J'aime Malcom Gladwell : Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/a0WbTz

  • http://twitter.com/tourismelevis/status/13731386634 Tourisme Lévis

    RT @veilletourisme: Prendre son temps avec les médias sociaux: http://bit.ly/8XWZNA

  • http://twitter.com/makeover_diva/status/13734437094 Lori Berntsen

    Slow it down to succeed online. Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://ow.ly/1J5j8

  • http://twitter.com/makeover_diva/status/13734437094 Lori Berntsen

    Slow it down to succeed online. Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://ow.ly/1J5j8

  • http://twitter.com/ohnobleone/status/13735045445 Katrina Noble

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/sybil_b/status/13735942686 Sybil Walker Barnes

    In social media, the tortoise wins the race. Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/wvudmc/status/13736029475 Kristen Wilkerson

    Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/wvudmc/status/13736029475 Kristen Wilkerson

    Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/wvuimc/status/13736029483 IMC@WVU

    Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/wvuimc/status/13736029483 IMC@WVU

    Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/newsgraphics/status/13736102739 Bill Pitzer

    RT @ wvudmc Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/newsgraphics/status/13736102739 Bill Pitzer

    RT @ wvudmc Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/olivernapier/status/13736650965 Oliver Tommy Napier

    RT @wvuimc: Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/olivernapier/status/13736650965 Oliver Tommy Napier

    RT @wvuimc: Are you slow enough to succeed in the social media realm? http://bit.ly/aX3tzJ

  • http://twitter.com/paigeholden/status/13738855330 PaigeHolden

    This post is so relevant. Social media requires strategy & engagement – both take time. Patience is a virtue. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/paigeholden/status/13738855330 PaigeHolden

    This post is so relevant. Social media requires strategy & engagement – both take time. Patience is a virtue. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/vococreative/status/13739188598 Erin Blakemore-VOCO

    I like this article because it helps fight the "social media is a quick-fix magic bullet" mentality: http://ow.ly/1J5vC

  • http://twitter.com/gsteinmiller/status/13739252653 Gretchen Steinmiller

    RT @PaigeHolden: This post is so relevant. Social media requires strategy & engagement. Patience is a virtue. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/alzaycalhoun/status/13740488367 AlzayCalhoun

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1J07T

  • http://twitter.com/k_stiffler/status/13740521187 Kristina Stiffler

    RT @Mike_Stelzner Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/bobnunn/status/13741135974 bob nunn

    Are you slow enough to succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1IZv0

  • http://twitter.com/bobnunn/status/13741135974 bob nunn

    Are you slow enough to succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1IZv0

  • http://twitter.com/sarahnagel/status/13741569069 Sarah Nagel

    RT @vococreative I like this article because it helps fight the "social media is a quick-fix magic bullet" mentality: http://ow.ly/1J5vC

  • http://twitter.com/sarahnagel/status/13741569069 Sarah Nagel

    RT @vococreative I like this article because it helps fight the "social media is a quick-fix magic bullet" mentality: http://ow.ly/1J5vC

  • http://twitter.com/zac_northup/status/13743053897 Zac Northup

    RT @Mike_Stelzner Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/zac_northup/status/13743053897 Zac Northup

    RT @Mike_Stelzner Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d9m9zX via @JayBaer

  • http://twitter.com/ratothebec/status/13743522386 Rebecca Neufeld

    RT @PaigeHolden: This post is so relevant. Social media requires strategy & engagement – both take time. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/paigeholden/status/13743597846 PaigeHolden

    Should have said, thanks @jaybaer. This post is so relevant. Soc med needs strategy & engagement. Patience is a virtue. http://bit.ly/9eO7Au

  • http://twitter.com/mindsprout/status/13744400569 Sarah Hartshorn

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1Jeuy

  • http://twitter.com/launchmanagers/status/13745146879 Tom C & Phyllis G

    RT @AlzayCalhoun: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1J07T

  • http://twitter.com/kbystrom/status/13746624750 Karen Bystrom

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY Great points!

  • http://twitter.com/dcraig/status/13755044040 Daniel Edward Craig

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/jodimaas/status/13756808512 Jodi Mallow Maas

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia |http://bit.ly/bvpRs4

  • http://twitter.com/jodimaas/status/13756808512 Jodi Mallow Maas

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia |http://bit.ly/bvpRs4

  • http://twitter.com/jodimaas/status/13756808512 Jodi Mallow Maas

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia |http://bit.ly/bvpRs4

  • http://twitter.com/palmerreuther/status/13757700227 palmerreuther

    Interesting take! RT @JodiMaas Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia |http://bit.ly/bvpRs4

  • http://twitter.com/palmerreuther/status/13757700227 palmerreuther

    Interesting take! RT @JodiMaas Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in #SocialMedia |http://bit.ly/bvpRs4

  • http://twitter.com/lindsayewarren/status/13760590215 Lindsay Warren

    Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://bit.ly/9AsHQN

  • http://twitter.com/justcoachit/status/13780499258 Irene Becker

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media Convince & Convert http://goo.gl/vEKY

  • http://twitter.com/smcannarbor/status/13781989919 SMCAnnArbor

    RT @LindsayEWarren: Are you slow enough to succeed in social media? http://bit.ly/9AsHQN

  • http://twitter.com/storytellerbill/status/13784735420 Bill Baker

    RT @dcraig: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/taprootcreative/status/13788302883 taprootcreative

    Slow down to get ahead online http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/taprootcreative/status/13788302883 taprootcreative

    Slow down to get ahead online http://bit.ly/9lcfW1

  • http://twitter.com/techguerilla/status/13788931637 Matt Ridings

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY /via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/techguerilla/status/13788931637 Matt Ridings

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY /via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/ellistweet/status/13789161619 EllisTweet

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY –Agreed!

  • http://twitter.com/ellistweet/status/13789161619 EllisTweet

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY –Agreed!

  • http://twitter.com/cmacstewart/status/13790013427 the stewarts

    RT @StorytellerBill: RT @dcraig: RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/limelightpr/status/13792277226 Limelight PR

    Are you slow enough to succeed in social media – the illusion that social media has made everything much more rapid http://bit.ly/9dSrRL

  • http://twitter.com/ktbergson/status/13792277304 Katy Bergson

    Are you slow enough to succeed in social media – the illusion that social media has made everything much more rapid http://bit.ly/9dSrRL

  • http://twitter.com/knowledgepeers/status/13794595062 Knowledge Peers

    RT @LimelightPR: On the illusion that social media has made everything much more rapid http://bit.ly/9dSrRL

  • http://twitter.com/tanveernaseer/status/13795350432 Tanveer Naseer

    Interesting piece by @jaybaer – Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/d4k6lk #business

  • http://twitter.com/gilberthill/status/13795422009 gilbertmhill

    RT @KnowledgePeers: RT @LimelightPR: On the illusion that social media has made everything much more rapid http://bit.ly/9dSrRL

  • http://twitter.com/emmaemail/status/13797152723 Emma Email Marketing

    Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/denylie/status/13797188489 Deny Lie

    RT @InternetCoachFR: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dmh1fQ

  • http://twitter.com/denylie/status/13797188489 Deny Lie

    RT @InternetCoachFR: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dmh1fQ

  • http://twitter.com/stephaniesam/status/13797220503 Stephanie Miller

    RT @emmaemail: Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3 (SAM: YES!)

  • http://twitter.com/stephaniesam/status/13797220503 Stephanie Miller

    RT @emmaemail: Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3 (SAM: YES!)

  • http://twitter.com/martinlieberman/status/13797297422 Martin Lieberman

    @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/martinlieberman/status/13797297422 Martin Lieberman

    @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/katidickinson/status/13797616757 Kathryn Dickinson

    I agree! RT @emmaemail: Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/katidickinson/status/13797616757 Kathryn Dickinson

    I agree! RT @emmaemail: Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/wvmagicdesign/status/13797651877 WV Magic Web Design

    experiencing just this! @emmaemail Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/wvmagicdesign/status/13797651877 WV Magic Web Design

    experiencing just this! @emmaemail Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/wbboyd/status/13797658620 Will Boyd

    Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3 (via @emmaemail)

  • http://twitter.com/wbboyd/status/13797658620 Will Boyd

    Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3 (via @emmaemail)

  • http://twitter.com/jaechick/status/13799256956 JustinChick

    Slow your Social Media Roll http://ow.ly/1JHfp (via @jaybaer )

  • http://twitter.com/augieray/status/13835252845 Augie Ray

    Social media is about slowly building strong bonds between a company and a small portion of its fan base. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY /via @jaybaer

  • http://twitter.com/phsoffer/status/13835404911 phsoffer

    RT @augieray: Social media programs take time to work if you want lasting value. http://bit.ly/dgd7LY /via @jaybaer #scrm #social

  • http://twitter.com/mycrowdca/status/13837693168 MyCrowd.ca

    RT @InternetCoachFR – Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dmh1fQ

  • http://twitter.com/kathy_moore/status/13844026793 Kathy Moore

    Why <slow> has a role in social media by @jaybaer w/ a bit of Malcolm Gladwell http://bit.ly/dgd7LY via @augieray

  • http://twitter.com/allenatcfm/status/13845872297 Allen Howell

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/allenatcfm/status/13845872297 Allen Howell

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/webgraphdes/status/13846312415 Web. Graph. Design

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/webgraphdes/status/13846312415 Web. Graph. Design

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY – Good one, from Jay Baer

  • http://twitter.com/sloane927/status/13847177156 Sloane Scott

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/crmstrategies/status/13854049244 BrianVellmure CRM

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? by @jaybaer http://ow.ly/1K6wc /via @phsoffer @augieray | No shortcut to "relationships"

  • http://twitter.com/seanhaubert/status/13862556672 Sean Haubert

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/seanhaubert/status/13862556672 Sean Haubert

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/dgd7LY (via @jaybaer)

  • http://twitter.com/simonguilliard/status/13863913517 Simon Guilliard

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://tinyurl.com/35wekcq

  • http://twitter.com/simonguilliard/status/13863913517 Simon Guilliard

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://tinyurl.com/35wekcq

  • http://twitter.com/terriefoltz/status/13864755153 Terrie Foltz

    RT @blatantlybianca: Are you slow enough to succeed? "Trust takes time. Creating advocacy takes time." http://cot.ag/cAOa8d #ireadsbosm

  • http://twitter.com/terriefoltz/status/13864755153 Terrie Foltz

    RT @blatantlybianca: Are you slow enough to succeed? "Trust takes time. Creating advocacy takes time." http://cot.ag/cAOa8d #ireadsbosm

  • http://twitter.com/fwthotjobs/status/13866003556 FutureWorks Hot Jobs

    "Trust takes time" RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://www.seoconsult.co.uk Jack

    I liked the post very much But i agree Patrick also.Thanks for giving such a nice information.It would definitely work for the beginners.
    Awesome!!!

  • http://twitter.com/gbcstyle/status/13908898594 gloria b collins

    RT @emmaemail: Well said, @jaybaer. Even in the fast-paced world of social media, trust takes time. http://bit.ly/bwubH3

  • http://twitter.com/eurocentrique/status/13913510300 Alia Papageorgiou

    RT @ASDAABMPR: In social media:"Creating advocacy takes time. U build a volunteer marketing army 1 soldier at a time, not overnight" http://bit.ly/bnGdBG

  • http://twitter.com/leejohnsonseo/status/13920749380 Lee Johnson 【ツ】

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://bit.ly/d2AWn5

  • http://twitter.com/mitchanthony/status/14033982841 Mitch Anthony

    Trust takes time. Social media is a 1 to 1 effort, and that takes time. Go slow, mon. http://bit.ly/bvUOTm

  • Carolyn Deed, Dubai

    An interesting read. I am also inclined to agree with Patrick Curl in doubting the universal presence within 24 months. Old-school companies find it hard to fathom how to utilise social media, when they have far-from mastered more traditional forms of marketing & communications. They are prone to dropping one to do the other or only sporadically….

    I do agree that some other companies think that social media is a case of 'plant a seed and just watch it grow'. Without too many gardening analogies, the process does need constant tending, soil-testing and propagation……

  • http://www.designtorontoweb.ca/ Teena

    It takes time to build a brand, create network and hopefully gain a reputation. Social media is just another tool for me personally speaking…you can really be successful if you know what you're doing and you're taking it one step at a time, until it becomes a habit. Some people just jump into without realizing the risk of what they do…yes we have to compete, we have to follow the trend but there are some things that are better of taking it slower and get there faster. Great post.

  • http://twitter.com/thirdpersoninc/status/14174027930 Melinda Caughill

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1IiIC :: Interesting article!

  • http://twitter.com/ahallicks/status/14182104267 ahallicks

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://su.pr/1MSkFO

  • http://twitter.com/thirdpersoninc/status/14196029451 Melinda Caughill

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1IiKB :: Interesting article!

  • http://twitter.com/thirdpersoninc/status/14220371500 Melinda Caughill

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://ow.ly/1IiLa :: Interesting article!

  • http://www.soundwebsolutions.com/blog clavoie

    I agree strongly with your tortoise analogy – not only because it takes time to build trust and connect with customers one-to-one. The analogy also works because of the “slow and steady wins the race” aspect of the tortoise. Because of the time it takes to dive into social media, lots of people are diving in with both feet and will, in my opinion, eventually burn out. If you take it on at a realistic pace and make it a predictable part of your daily routine – 1 hour a day, for example – I think your long-term staying potential is greater. I'm a runner and I liken it to running approaches. Some people take up running, throw themselves into it with great enthusiasm, sign up for a marathon, and make it their life — for a while. Then the enthusiasm wears off and they cannot keep up the pace. So they quit. Seems to me the people who stay with it for 20-30 years are those who have set a reasonable pace and stuck with it. Endurance over speed, I say.

  • http://twitter.com/damahoff/status/14367649957 Dana

    In regards to Social Media: "You build a volunteer marketing army one soldier at a time, not overnight." http://ht.ly/1NFuv

  • http://twitter.com/haleylandsman/status/14367936850 Haley Landsman

    In regards to Social Media: "You build a volunteer marketing army one soldier at a time, not overnight." http://ow.ly/1NFGc via/@damahoff

  • http://twitter.com/haleylandsman/status/14367936850 Haley Landsman

    In regards to Social Media: "You build a volunteer marketing army one soldier at a time, not overnight." http://ow.ly/1NFGc via/@damahoff

  • http://twitter.com/talking2people/status/14368125125 Ana Laura

    @dreamsforkids "You build a volunteer marketing army one soldier at a time, not overnight." http://ow.ly/1NFGc (@haleylandsman)

  • http://twitter.com/tandsilva/status/14392776871 Tania Silva

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/tobyrnathan/status/14625498186 Toby Nathan

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media?http://bit.ly/cZYSAx.

  • http://twitter.com/worldinmotion/status/14850405621 Kenneth Westling

    Slow down to get ahead online http://dld.bz/eWa4

  • Ed Boswell

    Great article in Harvard Business Review that is relevant to your point: “Need Speed, Slow Down.” http://hbr.org/2010/05/need-speed-slow-down/ar/1

  • http://twitter.com/niallmcs/status/15183476623 Niall McSheffrey

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://bit.ly/dgd7LY

  • http://twitter.com/arassamet/status/15251430210 samet aras
  • http://twitter.com/insegment/status/15266361045 inSegment

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://is.gd/chURm

  • http://twitter.com/bortokali/status/15266419902 ahmed elbortoukaly

    RT @inSegment: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://is.gd/chURm

  • http://twitter.com/yvonnert/status/15268809257 Yvonne R Thompson

    RT @inSegment: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://is.gd/chURm

  • http://twitter.com/geopdx/status/15268949165 Justin C. Houk

    Trust takes time. Creating advocacy takes time http://bit.ly/bF3uJi

  • http://twitter.com/mcjennings/status/15419303420 Mary Jennings

    RT @inSegment: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? – http://is.gd/chURm

  • http://www.leadingmethods.com Gabriel Silva

    I fully agree with this post, and I think that a lot of people miss this concept entirely, getting discouraged with the slow process of building trust – recruiting an army one soldier at a time…

    However, all it takes should be passion and the continuous pursuit of excellence – because that way we will achieve great things and inspire word-of-mouth, which will consequently promote success in the 'slow paced' social media setting.

    As a small business owner teaching and assisting individuals in becoming consultants (http://www.leadingmethods.com), I have witnessed how powerful word of mouth is. And it is simpler than it seems: You do a great job. People recognize it. Word of mouth spreads like wildfire.

    Now the critical element is also the title of a Gladwell book – 'the tipping point'. Social Media is just another vehicle to help us achieve it!

  • http://twitter.com/ronnykortgaard/status/15742718138 Ronny Kortgård

    Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://tinyurl.com/35wekcq

  • http://twitter.com/marecheaumundy/status/16195046553 Marecheau

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE

  • http://twitter.com/marecheaumundy/status/16195046553 Marecheau

    RT @jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE

  • http://twitter.com/socialmediafltr/status/16195075228 Social Media Filter

    RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE

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  • http://twitter.com/howellmarketing/status/16195155756 Amy D. Howell

    Jay ~ I am for sure *slow*!!!! ~~> good stuff always~~> “@jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE”

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  • http://twitter.com/howellmarketing/status/16195155756 Amy D. Howell

    Jay ~ I am for sure *slow*!!!! ~~> good stuff always~~> “@jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE”

  • http://twitter.com/howellmarketing/status/16195155756 Amy D. Howell

    Jay ~ I am for sure *slow*!!!! ~~> good stuff always~~> “@jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE”

  • http://twitter.com/sweetsoaps/status/16195268021 Ellen Cagnassola

    “@jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE” ( yes finally something I'm good at-slllooow

  • http://twitter.com/sweetsoaps/status/16195268021 Ellen Cagnassola

    “@jaybaer: Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE” ( yes finally something I'm good at-slllooow

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    Build strong bonds slowly vs weak bonds quickly –> RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE

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    Build strong bonds slowly vs weak bonds quickly –> RT @jaybaer Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? http://om.ly/lrrE

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  • http://twitter.com/paulbiedermann/status/16222043258 Paul Biedermann

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  • http://www.vmrcommunications.com Hugh Macken

    Cheryl – Superb analogy: “You wouldn't expect to go out on a first date and be married by the second. Relationships (or brands) need time to grow.”

  • http://twitter.com/jannwilcox/status/16242925651 Jan Wilcox

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  • scotttownsend

    Bravo. Well said.

  • scotttownsend

    Bravo. Well said.

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  • http://twitter.com/socialgrow/status/16613839599 Ken Herron

    "Social media is about slowly building strong bonds with a small portion of your fans" – http://j.mp/9lgVrE /@jaybaer.

  • http://www.searchengineoptimisation.com Phil

    Some times we have to slow to get something good out of slowness…thats my own experience

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  • http://twitter.com/blackfootbette/status/18613705475 BlackFootBette+

    Re-Sharing This Little Nibblet of Advice http://bit.ly/aV1Vwm Thank You For Understanding & Sharing Your #SocialMedia Addiction @jaybaer+

  • http://socialmedianotebook.com Kapil Apshankar

    Slowing down is the way to go in social media, Jay. You captured the gist of it very succinctly.

    We measure the quality of life not by the number of breaths we take – but by the moments that take our breath away.

    A similar analogy also works in the social media world. Success in social media isn't about the number of connections or the frequency of tweets. It's about building real, genuine connections on the foundation of trust and authenticity.

    I had a post that spoke about the five cups of wisdom to consume every day for social media success – and slowing down was indeed one cupful of wisdom!

    Would love to hear your thoughts on the other four :)

  • http://twitter.com/mysensay/status/20247303270 Omowale Casselle

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  • Digitalseo

    Excellent article.

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