A review of personal strategies to stay abreast of KM developments.
KM has lost a lot of its glitter and status, slipped from the headlines and hot article lists, but it remains a key business strategy. Just how do you get the news, monitor emergent memes, survey the players and remain in the know?
Use an aggregator:
I use bloglines, a hosted solution, that is easy to operate and available anywhere I have access to the net, to monitor KM feeds and alert me to web site changes, new blog posts and bookmarked links:
Subscribe to listservs, Yahoo groups and KM groups:
Follow conversations via e-mail and on the net. These have declined greatly over the years. Here are the best I've found.
Participate in KM forums:
On-line acivity is but a shaddow of what it once was, there are few sites and even less traffic.
Conduct regular searches:
Helps to have these fed into your aggregator.
Over the past 12 years I have seen many changes. On-line forums and f2f conferences used to be the place to gather, then we had a flurry of KM related Yahoo groups, now it seems blogs are the place to be. It is one thing to find, gather and get KM related alerts, but what do you do with that information? I try and distill it in my wiki - so I have a record, and sometimes comment on this or a related blog.
So exactly how do you follow KM ??