I’ve been getting up to speed on what has been discussed and discovered in the past couple of years about using web logs for knowledge management. I continually find articles and analysis that clarify the ideas that have been bouncing around in my head.
The latest is an article on elearningpost.com that provides an analysis of how weblogging fits into the traditional view of KM. The core idea I take away from here is that weblogs (or knowledge logs or klogs) facilitate tacit-to-tacit knowledge transfer. This is essentially the sharing of wisdom about a certain practice or profession by an individual for an audience. Tacit-to-tacit is the hardest to facilitate and the piece that has failed in so many other KM initiaitves. Perhaps blogs are the answer….
This article came out on May 14, 2001. Only a year to go to get caught up!