Share is the new save.

What Is Knowledge? and Why Do People Share It?


Organizations or individuals not used to talking about so much “sharing” are often a bit incredulous, or suspicious, of the idea. Some of this stems from ideas one holds about the nature of knowledge. Do you see it as: An object, or bits of discrete data that can be captured and codified, independent of a human actor?


Something embedded in context, in people and communities, subject to negotiation and interpretation?

The first view, knowledge as discrete bits of data, is historically a common one in organizations and ties closely to ideas around formal knowledge management processes. It’s also, not surprisingly, tied to the rise of ...

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