I posed the following question
I got some great responses, which also spawned a few followup discussions. People are optimistic about "Enterprise 2.0" and its adoption. Sharepoint is a traditional collaboration tool which Microsoft is attempting to "socialize". Other more familiar 2.0 tools mentioned were the suite from 37signals
How can we use the enthusiasm and technology of web 2.0 within knowledge management initiatives?
It would appear that the tools are there and maturing. However, with any Knowledge Management initiative the tools are not enough. The people using the tools are the ones that build the knowledge base (Bad tools never help the cause either). So I go back to the question of the enthusiasm and passion people have for using social software. No one pays me to tag, digg, tweet or blog, yet it I do it all the time. What do people get from doing it?
In cyberspace (why does no one use that term anymore?) reputation rules. Reputation gets you subscribers, twitter followers, referrals etc. What's the simplest way to implement reputation in an application? Rating systems where content authors are scored by the community? What about editors? How about those that attempt to game the system when incentives are placed on ratings.
"Who will rate the raters?"
Social Media & Knowledge Management