Today I’ll be talking to social software evangelists at IBM about some of the insights about blogging from my PhD research. While there are many things that I would love to fit in there, most of the presentation is focused on “what’s in it for me?” questions, explaining how blogging helps to develop ideas and how it supports personal networking, with bits at the end about facilitating blogging.
Slides are below, but for those of you who prefer reading instead there are also pointers for blogposts and publications at the end of this post. Some of them are also linked from the presentation notes.
- What’s in it for me?
- Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas
- Blogging for knowledge workers: personal networking
- Blogging in business settings
- Key PhD findings – PhD conclusions: blogging practices of knowledge workers (also: dissertation, pp.207-216)
- What pragmatists might want to know about blogging (dissertation, pp.228-231)
- Facilitating adoption of weblogs in knowledge-intensive environments (dissertation, pp.231-233)
- More specific examples about integrating blogging and work from the Microsoft study – Efimova, L. & Grudin, J. (2006). Microsoft and the art of blogging. Inside Knowledge, 10(4), 24-27.
- Things relevant to that came up in the discussion (will edit later!)
- Re: information overload – Dealing with a network expansion and filtering information it brings