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45 Essential Knowledge Management Sites and Weblogs by Lucas McDonnell

(Previously, on elsua – The Knowledge Management Blog at ITtoolbox. And now with 45 links and growing!)

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In the past, a number of readers from the different weblogs I maintain on a regular basis have kept asking me to share with them the different Web sites that I get to check for my daily consumption ofย  Knowledge Management resources. To help accommodate those needs, some time ago I updated my public blogroll in Bloglines and anyone now can check out them out over here. There is an entire folder dedicated to Knowledge Management related feeds.

However, not long ago I actually bumped into another helpful and rather useful resource that I thought I would go ahead and share it over here as well so that folks would have the opportunity to check out what other KMers are actually reading. Check out 44 essential knowledge management sites and blogs by Lucas McDonnell. It is actually a follow up weblog entry from a previous one (35 essential knowledge management sites) where he has been sharing a number of different resources around the subject of Knowledge Management. And anyone out there wanting to get some essential reading could surely make use of such a handy set of resources put together.

What I really like about that particular weblog entry that Lucas has put together is not the fact of listing both regular Web sites and weblogs alike, trying to combine the best of both worlds, but more the fact that from the weblogs he has put together there is a strong presence around the subject of the next generation of Knowledge Sharing by diving into the world of social computing. Yes, that is right, over there you will be able to find a whole bunch of weblogs that deal with traditional KM, but at the same time they get to talk quite heavily as well about how social computing is impacting the way knowledge workers get to share their knowledge and collaborate with others.

And I am not sure about you, but I find that quite refreshing, specially as social networking is starting to make its way much more heavily into the corporate world. And as such, a new wave of interactions are taking place as a result of which Knowledge Management seems to be coming back into the spotlight it once had. And Lucas’ recommended reading is just a good starting point to check how some KM webloggers are viewing this renaissance of knowledge sharing and collaboration thanks to social computing.

I am already subscribed to most of the different resources listed in Lucas’ list, but I am surely glad to see that there are many other KMers paying attention to the impact social networking is having in the way we share our knowledge with others and collaborate with them. And I bet, as time goes through, that list of essential KM sites and blogs is just going to keep growing at a healthy pace. And I am surely glad I am subscribed to it, because we are bound to find plenty of other gems to subscribe to that would be worth while keeping an eye on.

So, from here, a special thanks! to Lucas for having put together such a fine list, and, much more importantly, for sharing it with us all! Well done!

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  1. Thanks for the compliments! I’ve had lots of great input from people about sites to add, so it’s been sort of a collaborative effort. I’m glad you enjoyed the list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Lucas! Thanks a lot for dropping by and for the feedback comments! I must say I never thought this particular weblog entry would have been so successful with the folks who regularly read http://elsua.net. I have been receiving lots of good feedback from the list of resources you guys have put together and specially from some folks who are new to this exciting field. So I think that you have been able to fulfil the primary goal from your weblog post: an awareness on essential KM related resources! Excellent stuff!

    Your follow up weblog posts on this subject have inspired me to get going with one particular weblog post that I am hoping to be able to post over the next few weeks, as time goes by. It will be an interesting read as well, I am sure, but more later ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Again, thanks for the feedback and for the hard work put together!

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