Analyst Twitter Directory just update – now up to 108 entries. Are there any analysts I am missing?
A fair number of Oracle AR team members started exploring Twitter in the last couple of weeks. Welcome to Twitterland!
Question: Would it be useful to have an AR Twitter Directory like the Analyst Twitter Directory?
Shameless marketing: Want to know more about how Twitter might fit into your AR plan and mix of interactions? Check out the SageCircle’s AR Briefing: Twitter 101. The briefing has lots of “getting started” tips and tricks that will quickly and easily get you up-to-speed, including how to set up an account, navigation tips, simple and efficient monitoring practices, use of tools and more.
Clearly, Twitter – if not micro-blogging – has passed the highest point of the Peak of Inflated Expectation is starting a slide down toward the Trough of Disillusionment (click on graphic to enlarge). There are lots of complaints about the trivial nature of many tweets, the advent of spam, the instability of Twitter’s IT infrastructure and so on. However, the Gartner Hype Cycle model does not reflect the value of a technology or technique, just the perception. Also remember that not all technologies flow across the Hype Cycle at the same speed and some expire way before they hit the Plateau of Productivity. That said, my analysis is that micro-blogging – if not Twitter – will become a permanent part of the communications toolbox with a specialized use. This should provide the motivation to use Twitter today in a pilot mode so that you have experience with micro-blogging when – not if – it becomes a more mature and well understood part of the landscape.
This is not a Twitter related issue, but please remember to send SageCircle the dates and location of your analyst event (summit or conference) for inclusion in Vendor Analyst Events Calendar.