I blogged a while ago about how social media can fragment into small silos of discussion, and how the wisdom of the crowd can fragment into the self-reinforcement of the clique. I cited the fact that there were over one hundred Knowledge Management discussion groups on Linked-in as an example of how discussion can fragment into silos.
It's worse than I thought.
According to a recent post by Ian Wooller, there are now,
All purporting to cover Knowledge Management.
That's a total of 422 groups.
What a mess!
Where would you go to ask your Knowledge Management question? Where, in those 422 groups, is the person who can give you the most useful answer? You don't know, they could be anywhere. Looking for knowledge in the Linked-In groups is a total lottery.