Okay – now its confirmed that I’m a nerd.     I feel so excited that Forrester is following my tweets – which is mostly made up of my blog post headers & links   AND – they are following my tweets before I am following theirs – so in twitter fashion, I am invited to follow them. tee hee.   

I’ve always enjoyed Forrester reports and lamented my subscription loss when IBM changed its subscriptions (long story – my division started reporting to a technical division due to our work in emerging tech and despite being a management consultant/marketing strategist in need of research, subscriptions were only given to consultants in the business side.  Ah, the process mistakes of a big company vrrr).  Today – I am armed with the blogs and so enjoy Forrester again.

Some stats:
Forrester follows 5, 537 people (making me no. 5,538)
I can’t find the current no. of twitter users (without spending a lot of time on google) but in Jan 2008, twitter facts identified 450,000 active users. Well that was a year ago.  But that makes me [5,538/450,000] among the 1% population being followed by Forrester.  Cool.

I wonder if tweet subscriptions are automated.  If I mention two analysts names in blog posts, do I get followed?  Hmmm..  that would lessen my excitement.  I’d like to imagine a jr analyst jumping up and down discovering my tweets saying we must expand from 5, 537 to 5,538!

Currently there are 14, 381 people following forrester.

And.. are you ready?  Seeing as I only started being an active tweeter four weeks ago – I have a total of 17 followers!  (including Forrester).

Ah.. I must sign off  @ldillonschalk

One thought on “Horray! Forrester Research is following my tweets!

  1. Ah. I figured this out. I re-tweeted one of Jeremiah Owyang’s new public version of future of Social web report (from Forrester) just 24 hrs prior to being twitter followed.

    I suspect the original tweet was from Forrester and was slut-tweeting around. I’m guessing Forrester automatically subscribes to its report tweet distributors. Not sure of the value yet.


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