A year where KM lay in limbo - poised on a knife-edge, will KM rise with the web2.0 tide or be relegated to the dead fad bucket?
KM bloggers kept the meme alive while new books, conferences and articles wained. I Watch:
- Jack Vinson - his connections to TOC, consistency and KM coverage make this a feed to keep
- Bill Ives - kept me aware of blogging developments and trends
- Lilia Efimova - visited here in January, but faded towards year's end. May '06 bring a revival, always on the leading edge
- Anecdote - Shawn, Andrew and Mark shared their narratives and helped with sense-making
- Joy London - connected me to the world of lawyers
- James Robertson - the oracle on things CMS
- Nancy White - has a keen sense for the balance between tech and personal empathy
2005 was the year:
- I came to use and really appreciate the power of Del.icio.us & Flick'r, when I purchased an iPod, subscribed to iTunes and found songs from way back, made my first podcast, explored the emerging world of social software and made an aggregator my first port of call.
- Attended my first blogwalk, met many bloggers f2f for the first time, followed the folksonomy and tagging memes, became interested in e-learning2.0 and the library2.0 tags / movements.
- My KmWiki died after 6 years and then refactored as a wikispaces repository
- Finally got the chance to present in the AOK star series on "Knowledge sharing and social software"
- Continued to post to Brainstorms, KnowledgeBoard, Brint and KMforum
- Made 66 posts to this blog
There is an under-current in business that respects the KM basics of relationship, trust, community, networking and connections. Not sure if the web2.0 meme will be strong enough to revive commercial interest in KM - certainly it will not be called knowledge management - but I sense business folks are seeing value in new affordances for web collaboration, are more aware of the possible benefits of virtual knowledge work, need improved business intelligence services and see the younger generations so 'at home' on the net.
I'm looking forward to learning more of the art of collaborative concept mapping with Barbara Bowen as my mentor. There is something very powerful about knowledge elicitation, visual representation and working almost synchronously on a diagram.
Working with CPSquare colleagues, I'm wanting to clarify the role of web2.0 in CoP work, sharpen my grip on these new genre, understand more about mashups, playlists and dig deeper into tagging. Purchased my first mobile phone and will be experimenting with the strange thumbbed world of texting and SMS.
What then are your plans & thoughts for KM in '06 ??