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Tweeting At Work

by Phillip Redman  |  December 3, 2009  |  2 Comments

I remember when I first became an analyst–so long ago that that I don’t even want to mention how long it was. I thought I was so lucky–I got paid to learn about technology and thn add my opinions through analysis. I had been telling my friends what to do for years, and now I got paid for it! (They didn’t listen much, some things never change).

Years later I still feel pretty lucky. I’m doing mostly the same thing, but I’ve tried a lot of new services, phones and mobile device along the way. I don’t have to feel guilty cruising through the iPhone app store during work hours because, hey–I’m a mobile analyst! Well I guess another private dulece, Twitter, should now be added to this list. I’ve just created a Twitter user name work where I can tweet on all things business, technology and telecom–MobilePhillip.

So look me up and follow. I don’t know how often I’ll update but I will. Now I have been skeptical about using Twitter for analyses. I don’t think 140 characters lends itself to quality work, nor will I feel it’s important to Tweet everything a vendor says immediately–without digesting it a bit first. But give it a chance, maybe we will both find it useful.


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Phillip Redman
Research VP
10 years at Gartner
17 years IT industry

Phillip Redman is a research vice president in Gartner Research, where he leads mobile research in the network services and infrastructure group. Mr. Redman brings almost 15 years of experience in the wireless mobile and telecommunications industry… . Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Tweeting At Work

  1. Stiennon says:

    Welcome to Twitter Phil! I look forward to reading your Tweets. Soon you too will not blush when saying “Tweets”.

  2. Phillip Redman says:

    Thanks–though I’m not new to Twitter, just new for work. Now I feel like I really have to Tweet.

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