This another slide of my presentation, but this one is probably the most important for me as this is the frame I use to think about weblogs in my PhD research trying to summarise (possible) uses/benefits of blogging for knowledge workers.

What’s in it for me?

  • Publishing

  • Personal information management

    • Watching trends, staying updated (~’search’ strategy)
    • Documenting experiences and ideas

    • Organising links, ideas and references

  • Dialogue and networking

    • Getting feedback and evaluation of ideas, engaging in conversations

    • Establish contacts based on common interests

    • Emergent community

  • Learning

    • As a result of:

      • staying updated

      • articulation

      • organising ideas

      • conversations

      • being part of a community

    • As a side effect: writing, communication, search and technology skills


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