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Knowledge Management for Mankind’s Improvement?

Sorry that I can’t shake this: the whole social media/ knowledge management thing…..

Why am I so interested? The personal aspect of my knowledge management and self-improvement I think was clear from my post yesterday. I want the Google search engine for my conscious to search my knowledge/ learning and information processed to date. To enable me to leverage my ‘corpus’ of self-improvement and intelligence-gathering endeavours

But also, echoing the Google mission statement, I’m fascinated in the improvement that mankind could make for itself by accessing and applying the knowledge (literally) at its fingertips.

How many views and values would be shifted? How many limiting beliefs enabled through a confidence in the possibilities that life has to offer? And all of this is on top of the context specific improvements in efficiency and effectiveness by being able to access information in a timely and relevant way.

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Personal Knowledge Management vs. Personal Filtering and Management

Glass Menagerie by Spencer Ritenour

Glass Menagerie by Spencer Ritenour

24hrs percolation and further research on the subject matter I posted on yesterday has led me to the following conclusions:

1. My hijacking of organisational knowledge management definitions and relabelling ‘personal’ knowledge management is incorrect. Personal knowledge management appears to be wider defined to include conversations/ relationships and the distribution/ sharing of that information

2. Personal Filtering and Management (of knowledge) is a better description of what has been most taxing me.  Devabhaktuni Srikrishna nails the whole area in a post on Monday

3. There are fathoms of exploration to be done on the impact of (and to) social media from both of these areas (personal knowledge management and Personal Filtering and Management

I think that at the heart of the ‘challenge’ or my reference to this area ‘taxing’ me is best explained when I look at Google’s mission: ‘Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful’.

That’s all fine, but now that I can access and use the world’s information I need to organise my own microcosm of information and make that accessible and useful to my ‘conscious search engine’

Or am I just a control freak?

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Personal Knowledge Management: How does Social Media impact?

I had a series of moments a few weeks back when I posted on the Social and Information Web Drug.

I’ve been building up a whole heap of thoughts and feelings on one particular aspect: personal knowledge/ information management. Specifically, I want to start a speculative list of thoughts on the ways that social media is impacting, and may impact further in future.

I am taking a definition of organisational knowledge management and rejigging the words to suggest that we have to manage our own knowledge in the same way that an organisation manages its knowledge:

Personal knowledge management could comprises a range of practices used by our consciousness to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable adoption of what it knows, and how it knows it’ Read more…

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