Some of the advantages of using social bookmarking for knowledge management are the ability to connect to bookmarks anywhere, ability to access many tags on most sites, ability to share bookmarks, ability to learn the most popular sites, ability to find related sites, ability to know how to find a topic verses where to find a topic and the non-hierarchical status (Zerey, 2008). Disadvantages include not being able to oversee the tags used, different tags may mean different things and the fact that it is another avenue to look in a long list of avenues on the internet.
One issue to consider in an organization thinking about using social bookmarking is to find the right type of software. This is a new market and it is flooded with new software. Social bookmarking is still a new strategy and the software has not necessarily been developed to its fullest extent. Another issue is who the organization will share information with, exactly what information and by who. Staying competitive while collaborating with stakeholders can be tricky. Another issue is while collaborating and sharing information online to complete projects, the personal social factor must still be considered. A computer does not consider the social influences of a particular project. The organization will need to decide if they want to use a fee based version or the free public version (Social bookmarking, 2007).
The corporate version gives the company the ability to manage groups within the organization social bookmarking, 2007). Another difference is security features and controlling spam. Corporate versions also have the ability to integrate with company software such as internal search or internal directories.
When typing in “autism” I found 45,064 bookmarks. I narrowed the search to “autism teaching techniques” and came up with 19 bookmarks of which 6 were more of what I was looking for. I typed in “starting an autism school” and came up with 1 which was not...