Knol * A unit of knowledge

July 29, 2008

Has anyone out there started using Google’s Knol yet? If so, what do you think? If not, why not?

Just browsing, I DID find eLearning, iPhone, Adobe Captivate and did NOT find mLearning or immersive learning…what’s up with that people?

Unlike Wikipedia, Knol puts a stronger emphasis on authorship and even encourages users to start different ‘knols’ for the same subject. Google is also serving up AdSense advertising on the site, whereas Wikipedia stays away from any advertising on its site. – RWW

Get O-R-G-A-N-E-Z-I-Z-E-D * Enterprise 2.0

May 30, 2008

Does your team and/or company need to get O-R-G-A-N-E-Z-I-Z-E-D?

Quote from Taxi Driver:

Travis Bickle: I should get one of those signs that says “One of these days I’m gonna get organezized”.
Betsy: You mean organized?
Travis Bickle: Organezized. Organezized. It’s a joke. O-R-G-A-N-E-Z-I-Z-E-D…
Betsy: Oh, you mean organezized. Like those little signs they have in offices that says, “Thimk”?

At this point most of us know about the damage of infomania and the value in peer collaboration and social media, so raise your hand if your team is using it? GOOD FOR YOU…hands down. Now raise your hand if you are begging IT and leadership to bring these tools within your firewall (a pilot at least) ?

With all of the grass roots web 2.0 things organically growing around the business world, the wise vendors are rushing to accommodate the need. Take DreamFactory for instance (thank you ReadWriteWeb).

In this first phase of the DreamTeam Suite, the software includes a Project Management module, a Time and Expense module, an integrated Document Manager, and a Team Calendar. Because it’s hosted in the cloud, there’s no need for implementation or provisioning, save for a one-time install of a browser plugin. There’s no need for any contracts, either: a Professional Edition starts at $12.95/month for unlimited projects and participants and the Enterprise version starts at $89.95/month.

Twisted Media *

March 7, 2008

I found this write up in Wired, about Stephen G. Bucher’s Dailymonster, which includes a blog, a Flickr group, and now a book chock full of user participation. I find this blend of collaborative media very interesting, and can totally see it being used in other areas, especially education. Even though it combines print, it totally reminds me of an excellent “cross-platform” story telling presentation from Tejpaul Bhatia of Tej Media.

It’s a blot, it’s a blog, and now it’s a book. When Stefan G. Bucher transformed random inkblots into bug-eyed freaks and posted a new creation each day at, visitors to the site began hallucinating — er, imagining — backstories for his drawings.

daily monster