links for 2008-12-02 [knowledgemanagement @]

  • The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the effectiveness of TWiki, an open-source online collaborative groupware, in facilitating students’ co-construction of knowledge in their group work. The paper focuses on the groupware’s impact on knowledge management, in terms of knowledge creation, capture, sharing and transfer. It also discusses some of the obstacles faced by students in using the software and how these can be addressed.
  • Barack Obama tut es, Mitarbeiter der NASA tun es, ebenso wie SPD-Generalsekretär Hubertus Heil und drei Millionen weitere: Sie alle nutzen den Microblogging-Dienst Twitter, um Bekannte und Unbekannte über Erlebtes und Erdachtes auf dem Laufenden zu halten
    (tags: Videos)
  • Nach dem großen Crash vor acht Jahren bemühen sich die Internet-Firmen der zweiten Generation verzweifelt, aus ihren Nutzern Profit zu schlagen. Doch das wird nur wenigen gelingen. Der Wettlauf ums Überleben im Web 2.0 hat begonnen.
  • The 90-9-1 Principle is an often discussed concept that has been used in countless conversations about online communities and social strategy. Until now, there hasn’t been a single collection of description and support for the principle, making it hard to share a single links with clients, colleagues, and friends who haven’t heard of 90-9-1. This site works to solve that problem!
    (tags: Portals)
  • a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
    (tags: Products)