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Monday, November 15, 2004

How Feeds Help with KM

Unveiling this blog is giving me another reason why feeds help people with knowledge management. For some reason, I feel very challenged explaining why feeds can help with knowledge management, which is my portion of Tuesday's talk. This blog has content gathered over the last seven months. It contains many fabulous resources about blogs and knowledge management. But how many people are actually going to dig through the accumulated content? Handing someone this blog as a giant chunk of information is quite different from giving someone a few posts every few days. Going back through seven months seems a bit daunting. Looking at a post every day or so seems much more reasonable.

The lack of features like categories also strains new readers. There's no easy way for someone to get a cursory glance at the topics we've covered or to look at things that might interest them the most. The navigational choices of a search engine or mousing through the archives seem limited and limiting.

2 Comments:

  • The lack of categories in blogger is a real issue. We can add a "search this blog" thingy, but it hasn't been very useful on my other blogs... In other words, you're exactly right. Having the feeds makes the blogs a lot more useful.

    By Blogger Christina, at 7:01 PM  

  • Here's a way to have Categories (or Topics) in Blogger:

    http://billyjoejimbob-advice.blogspot.com/2004/12/topics-using-blogger_07.html

    By Blogger Jim Bob Howard, at 12:01 PM  

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