August 3, 2008

And now on Twitter

Twitter is supposed to be a microblogging tool. It is like be cross between an SMS and a blog. This tool allows you to post entries (tweets ?) of about 140 characters. So one can use this to post or inform others about what you are doing, thinking etc almost on a real time basis

I originally thought that this tool would be a waste of time for me. However I read a few posts on this tool and have seen some other bloggers use this tool to communicate and discuss topics which are of interest but too short for a post.

So I have decided to give twitter a shot. You can
follow me on twitter here. So what am I planning to write about ?

My initial thought is to post on interesting books, articles or posts I have read. I also plan to write on various developments in the business world and my thoughts on the same.

In the past, I would have a quick opinion on something, but found a post too long for it and in addition I was not wanting to clog my archives. I tend to post on a topic which interests me and after I have done some analysis or thinking on it.

It is still an experiment and if I realise it is taking too much of time or there is not much value being added, I may discontinue it. What I will not be writing on twitter are real time updates of what I am doing …like drinking coffee, reading something etc etc. I have not desire of boring anyone to death :)

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5 comments:

Vic said...

My office seems to block the link (follow me on twitter here.) that you provided.

Vikas

Rohit Chauhan said...

maybe your office does not want you to access twitter :)

rohit

Anonymous said...

Hi Rohit,

This is a very off-the-topic question

How do you get access to company financial data for the past ten years atleast? Is this much data even accessible?

Thanks

regards
Kiran

Rohit Chauhan said...

hi kiran

some companies provide this detail at a summary level in the AR itself.

another way of doing it is look at the AR 5-6 years back. some companies (though few) have past data in these reports

However overall, detailed information for more than 5-6 years back is diffcult unless you can get the actual hard copies of the AR going back more than 6 years.

till recent past, very few companies posted their AR on their website ..some amazingly dont do that even now

regards
rohit

Abhishek said...

Hi Rohit,

Saw your post about LMW on twitter. It was on my radar too, but avoided it because of the textile sector. It is a market leader in textile machinery I guess. I will be awaiting your analysis on this company.

I too have started using twitter. You can follow me at http://twitter.com/abhi01.

Abhishek Jain