Finding places and spaces where knowledge management is the focus of on-line conversation is becoming very difficult.
Act-KM discussion list, which has moved from Yahoo Groups to its own listserv, dominates current KM conversation. Recent topics include 'the essence of KM', 'current trends in KM', 'Knowledge sharing literature and a lengthy thread on moderation policy. The Act-KM forum seems to be languishing and lacks activity.
AOK continues to host interesting topics in its star series, although I would be lying if I said that measurement - the most recent topic, was one of my favorites.
KnowledgeBoard has all but folded since it's latest redesign and there are few conversations around the document / article dominated interface. This is a shame as KB had a robust community supported with many f2f activities.
Brint is but a Shadow of it's former self - another victim of redesign, forced registration and no user control over topics. This is in stark contrast to the days 1997-2002? when this board was clearly the hub of KM on-line life.
KM forum - the original KM watering hole from 1994, now lingers without a single post in a week.
Gurteen lists other forums, but their traffic is sparse.
Just as activity and opportunity for forum dialog has diminished, so we have seen the rise of KM blogs. These individual (and some group) voices are now the dominant place to gather opinion, offer comments and lead KM awareness. If you have not done so already, I strongly advise you to grab an aggregator (e.g. Bloglines) and subscribe to RSS feeds from the growing band of KM bloggers.
If you are looking for bookmarks and references to KM related stuff, you may wish to subscribe to a Del.icio.us tag feed using some of these keywords:
As the on-line KM discourse becomes distributed, diffuse and distracted, we have to adopt new ways to stay connected. Perhaps we will see a regular Skypecast become the next KM watering hole? - If you do start one give me a ping please.