Blog article I posted yesterday --
A few recent tweets got me thinking: Twitter has stirred up the analyst industry.
Every Twitter user gets the same on-site visibility and capabilities. As a result, celebrities excluded, authority chez Twitter derives from your network and from your tweets and only after that from your extra-Twitter identity (a.k.a. your biography and employment). Since open publishing is an independent-analyst ethos, we independents have taken to wide-open Twitter like, well, whales to the air.Twitter whale
It's the big-firm analysts, habituated to rarefied, invitation-only venues, their identities subjugated to their firms', who have generally been slower to get into the game: Twitter and even basic blogging. The net effect is a big boost in stature for independent analysis. Writing as one myself, that's a good thing!
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