Browsing All posts tagged under »bloggers«

Should analysts and bloggers be required to disclose their stock holdings?

February 1, 2016

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An interesting discussion came up that is just now beginning to gain some traction in the social media world. It started as a comment exchange on my post regarding PayStream and Coupa, in which Kelly Barner talked about the best source of information when selecting a possible service provider. Besides a direct one-to-one dialogue between […]

Bloggers Defence Fund by Jon Hansen

October 15, 2015

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Like journalists for traditional mediums such as newspapers, bloggers are also vulnerable in terms of becoming a target of lawsuits as a means of inhibiting their ability to cover important stories. Recently, I became the target of a $3.5 million lawsuit from a large U.S.-based company. Even though my research is sound – with corresponding reference links […]

What’s on the menu? Should industry analysts and bloggers have to reveal their revenue source? by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2015

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“Analyst objectivity and accuracy is an issue that is frequently debated. Much of the criticism appears to focus on the business relationships between analysts and the technology providers that are the subjects of their research. In short, analyst firms often rely heavily on revenues from the technology providers they cover.”* In yesterday’s post, I revealed the […]

The Ides of March for procurement experts? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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Back in October of last year I wrote a post titled “It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers,” in which I talked about the reasons why the days of the traditional industry experts were numbered. What was interesting is that very […]

Martha Stewart’s comment that “Bloggers Are Not Experts” is a case of delivering the right message but using the wrong standards by Jon Hansen

October 17, 2013

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“Bloggers are writing recipes that aren’t tested, aren’t necessarily very good or are copies of things that really good editors have created and done. Bloggers create a kind of …umm…popularity but they are not the experts. We have to understand that.” – Martha Stewart Nothing beats a good dust-up to get the heart pumping and […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2013

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“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by the rock band R.E.M. No, this hasn’t become a music blog – especially given the fact that I can’t carry a tune to save my life! However, the above referenced lyrics are more than appropriate in terms […]