Web 2.0 tools in the Enterprise
From a post at knowledge-at-work entitled, An ecology behind the firewall, the potential utility of web logs and wikis is laid bare:
- bottom-up inputs
- promotes cross-linking
- seeds connections and captures distributed ‘conversations’
- If the posts are tagged, searchable and available for subscription, these affordances help to promote self-organization.
- permanent concept level aggregation
- a space where we can get collective information
- where current views are synthesized
- best practices are made explicit
- information is continually updated, sources are referenced and there are pointers to people to contact for help, mentoring, advice and consultation.
There are other uses of web logs not mentioned here. For one, their utility in project management seems compelling, as described elsewhere.
Wikis and web logs have been around for many years now, but as I’ve said before they are still bleeding edge in some places.
Though maybe there’s hope, some companies are ready.