LinkedIn adds Searchable Group Directory

Everyone’s favorite online business networking website, LinkedIn, has had groups for quite a while. They have also had a groups directory for a while – but it has never been searchable. Up until now (well, tomorrow really), the only ways to learn about interesting groups that you might want to join were word of mouth, or noticing a group badge on a someone’s profile.

LinkedIn announced that on Friday, July 11 (also known as Apple iPhone 3G Day), it will add a seachable group directory. Now you can run a search like “knowledge management” and you’ll find groups, including my favorite: [shamelss plug alert] “Knowledge Management for Legal Professionals.”

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The CIA uses wikis and blogs? | Knowledge Management

Doug Beizer wrote an interesting article called, CIA first scoffs at, then embraces, collaborative technologies, in Washington Technology, about how the CIA has adopted web 2.0 / enterprise 2.0 technologies. In addition to the CIA’s wiki, called Intellipedia, its “[t]ools include intelligence blogs, Web-enabled shared drives, photos and a video service similar to YouTube.”

Beizer quotes Sean Dennehy, Inetellipedia evangelist at the CIA, who noted, “At this point, getting greater adoption is more a cultural problem than a technology problem.” This is no surprise to KM folks. Technology is about changing the way people do things. And as I wrote in Innovation is not a four-letter word, people resist change.

Stewart Mader also covered the article nicely on Grow Your Wiki in Why Does the CIA Keep Top Secret Intelligence in a Wiki? It’s worth a read.

It’s hard to believe that even the intelligence community is on the collaboration bandwagon. But, then again, maybe it’s all just a big government conspiracy.

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Twitter Twist: Tweet 2 Tweet


Tweet 2 Tweet solves the problem of Facebook Wall withdrawal. As the SheGeeks* blog points out, if you like Twitter, but miss the “Wall-to-Wall functionality on Facebook…. This feature allows users to see only messages between [two] people. There has been no easy way to access the same functionality on Twitter nor through any of the plethora of third party Twitter conversation trackers, until now.”

*Thanks to Robert Scoble

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Knowledge Management for Law Firms :: In case you missed it… Feb 24 – Mar 1, 2008

Here are some of my favorite legal knowledge management & technology blog posts and other items from the week of February 24 – March 1, 2008:

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Knowledge Management for Law Firms :: In case you missed it… Feb 10-16, 2008

Here are some of my favorite legal knowledge management blog posts and other items from the week of February 10 – 16, 2008:

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