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Blogging and KM: Discussion facilitated by Mike Riversdale, KM Specialist

NZKM entry: What is KM? Two aspects: Knowledge - Explicit - Tacit Flow - People - Communities (“networks”) All about nurturing people because ‘knowledge growth’ is a social experience requiring exchange and interaction. Knowledge is something that is in constant transition and needs to be questioned, tested and discussed but not controlled. Whilst software is an enabler of this social interaction it is to be remembered that they are ‘only’ tools aiding and enhancing this fundamental. Resources What is Blogging? A weblog (usually shortened to blog, but occasionally spelled web log) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). KM specific blogs are sometimes referred to as k-logs – ick! News ‘syndication’ (RSS) There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the majority plump for 'Rea

Wikipedia and rewards for knowledge sharing

Interesting comment from David Gurteen (one of the KM "gurus") regarding Wikipedia and rewards for knowledge sharing . I'm not sure that Wikipedia doesn't reward contributions - it may not do it in an obvious way (recognition etc) but I think it rewards one by making it easy ("We will do our best to remove technical hurdles because we like you"), being open (it's saying, "I trust you"), instantly showing you your contribution and not hiding it a black hole ("Thanks, and here it is") and connecting people via easy to make links ("You mentioned XXX and there's someone else in the world that thinks about that"). All fluffy and fuzzy rewards but, I believe, the ones that we all truly appreciate.

Are you one of them or one of the other?

Work In Progress!! - leave a commentif you can expand on this Currently there is heated debate and quite a large amount of hair pulling (from both camps) at my workplace over how ICT people 'should' operate within the business. There is essentially, to my mind, the following two pure paradigms at loggerheads: Business driven (BD) Technology driven (TD) No-one is able to put their hand up to being totally (100%) on one side of the fence or the other ... but most of us ICT people tend to come to work leaning heavily one way or the other. And so you know where I come from, I have a (mostly) "Business driven" (BD) approach to the work world - in fact, it's probably something that I do outside as well, simply replace "business" with "Customer", "Client" or even "Person". Whilst both of these approaches interact within the culture of the organisation the BD approach is more involved ('connected', 'integral', '