There seems to have been a dramatic drop in the level of on-line KM discussion across all the key forums since the end of the first quarter '03. Let's take a tour:
The EU Knowledge board has closed its forms and now operates on a very reduced volume of SIG posts
Brint's ThinkTank The most active KM bulletin board, is down from a 6 year average of 160 posts per month to 130 posts/month during the last 4 months and IMO the number of interesting questions has fallen.
Traffic on all the Yahoo Groups concerned with KM is at a very low level with one exception act-km is thriving, clearly the single most important KM listserv right now
Nothing much seems to be happening at the KM association / society level, KMCI is all but dead, their Yahoo moderated groups struggle to muster 10 posts a month between them. KMPro does not fare much better. I'm unable to judge what is happening on their member only 'organik' community, but this has not created any buzz in KM circles. AOK's star series is bucking the trend and has seen lively activity this year
CPSquare reduced its membership fees in May, has had serious interface issues and is still trying to reach critical mass
The KM Forum launched its new conference center this week and has received little response so far.
KM bloggers are a lively bunch and perhaps this is where much of the action has migrated to.
It is a shame to see the once vibrant KM conversations slowly dwindle. We need to raise key issues, question assumptions, promote reciprocity and deeper dialog, include new voices and do a better job of cross pollination.
I'm hoping this blog will be part of that effort