Overview – Tekrati Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs

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In early 2005, Tekrati published a special report on the state of industry analyst blogs and launched the Tekrati online directory of analyst weblogs. Here, we provide links and summaries for the special report, as well as the two sidebars. At the time of launch, we listed 60 blogs in the directory. As of the end of March 2005, we list close to 90.

Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs, Part 1
The high tech industry analysts have been slow to adopt blogs. That’s about to change. In this two-part special report, Tekrati takes the pulse of the industry analyst bloggers… At first glance, the slow spread of analyst blogs seems illogical. We expect the analysts to embrace new technologies. We expect the analysts to embrace tools that can increase their visibility and effectiveness as thought leaders. Where the two intersect — new technologies and new communications channels — we expect to find analyst nirvana. So, why the slow uptake?

Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs, Part 2
As professional opinion leaders and market experts, industry analysts face three key challenges as bloggers: credibility, relevance and passion. Tekrati explores these challenges and how different analyst groups address them, as we continue this special report on industry analyst blogs. Related stories offer in-depth comments from selected analysts, and a reading list that links directly to analyst commentary on blogs and RSS.

Inside-out: Industry Analysts on their Blogs
Five industry analysts speak candidly about their blogs — past, present and future — in this supplement to Tekrati‚Äôs Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs.

Industry Analysts on Blogs and RSS: Research Links
This sampling of industry analyst research and commentary on blogs and RSS supplements Tekrati’s special report on analyst blogs, and the launch of our directory of analyst blogs.

Tekrati’s Directory of Analyst Blogs*
The directory includes company and personal blogs published by industry analysts. Each listing includes analyst author, blog title, blog URL, blog description, and the name of the associated analyst firm linked to its listing in our free directory of industry analyst firms. The OPML includes blog titles, URLs and RSS feed URLs as applicable.

* Effective 11 F ebruary 2011, the Tekrati Analyst Blogs Directory & OPML are no longer available.

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