Knowledge Harvesting

I have often made fun of the knowledge management phrase “knowledge harvesting” as it sounds like some sort of cerebral milking machine, sucking the good stuff from staff’s skulls and leaving the empty husks discarded outside the office door.

Just realised that is exactly what Facebook is doing!!

4 thoughts on “Knowledge Harvesting

  1. Not fair associating FB with KM even with clumsy phrases like "knowledge harvesting". KM had enough problems. I think what is more relevant is the observation that I really should pin down and attribute: "if you are not paying for it, you are not the customer, you are the product being sold"

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  2. I didn't think it was possible to be unfair to Facebook:-) I did mean that you were in danger of being unfair to KM, even though it does shoot itself in both feet with its ugly description of it's activities and even with the name it uses.

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  3. Not sure I was being unfair to either as both risk making use of people's openness in ways that they aren't always aware of. Funnily enough I am becoming more involved in KM again having been asked by The World Bank to be part if their new Knowledge Management Commission.

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