On May 19th, the New York Times reported on wikis (a shared web space in which anyone in a group can add and delete content). Today, the Times reports on the growing popularity of blogs in the corporate workplace in an article titled “Blogs in the Workplace.”

In an effort to deal with e-mail, the article reports that “a growing number of businesses, government organizations and educational institutions are using Web logs to manage and improve the flow of information among employees.” The article cautions, however, that it is too soon “to tell whether the corporate blog will emerge as a genuinely useful tool for business communications or simply another way for bores and blowhards to blather.”

Toward the end of the piece, a corporate user describes how his company now uses blogs to archive instant message transcripts. I don’t know if this is common, but knowledge managers beware!