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Blogs Bubble Into Business

Blogs Bubble Into Business:
Quote: “Weblogs began as a personal communications medium, but they’re moving into corporations as tools for collaboration and knowledge management.”
Comment: I don’t know. I’m still undecided about whether everyone has it in them to be a blogger…or if it only appeals to a small percentage of people who have a desire to connect with others. When word processors first came out, I’m sure a similar limited appeal existed. However, it was a tool that immediately allowed people to improve the management of their documents. Does blogging have a similar overt beneft? Knoweldge sharing…collaboration…communication…two-way dialogue – these all seem too subjective – with the value resting less directly on the end user…and more directly on the organization. Is it a factor of personal benefit versus corporate benefits? If the corporation does not promote blogging, then the motivation to blog will be driven by internal factors…and as a result, appeal to a small audience. If the corporation promotes blogging to extend its use, can the concept be promoted to appeal to the more overt benefits (personal information management, better access to experts for answers to questions, etc.)?

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    George Siemens at elearnspace blog comments on the recent ComputerWorld article on blogging. Comment: I don’t know. I’m still undecided about whether everyone has it in them to be a blogger…or if it only appeals to a small percentage of…

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