Social Networks are part of our life big time. We spend hours surfing through the profiles, walls and news feeds of our friends and foes alike. Social networks create micro experiences of vivid emotions, in fact a bewildering variety of emotions and flurry of thought.
How is social network important for a knowledge society like EPIC ? EPIC is working with all forms of knowledge and hence we understand that through social networks there is large amount of information exchange. Not all information becomes knowledge, but some grains of knowledge get created and distributed through social networks. The challenge is that people seldom reflect and analyze the knowledge within the social networks.
It is a unique nature of knowledge. Knowledge is generated in the human mind, not in the human – machine interfaces. Information exist in the digital systems, but knowledge is always created through human act of cognition and re-cognition. It can only be represented and absorbed in social networks. Hence the full life-cycle of information exchange and knowledge management should materialize in social networks.
EPIC is creating a knowledge collective with this focus and perspective.