Based on the ‘old’ KM pyramid of Data, Information and Knowledge, one could argue that Data put in context becomes information (the documents, spreadsheet and presentations we all create plenty of). As @KM_Researcher tweets:
adding the human element to information results in Knowledge Management.
There is more to it that this simple equation, though in general there is truth to it. Computers don’t manage knowledge, humans do. And as such social networking (as in the human factor transported through online interaction) should be part of every Knowledge Management strategy.
Information Management + Human Element = Knowledge Management ?