Do I upload files to this site?
You don’t upload files but rather add links (URLs) to them.
For your personal KnowledgeMap subsite, if you would like to add files you have on your computer, there are various options:
- You could upload your files to a cloud file storage service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). These will then provide you with unique URLs to each file. The URLs don’t change even if you rearrange your files.
- When adding the Resource, you could type something like
my [name of device]) in the URL field. Then accessing the file is a matter of performing a search on your computer (or device) for the name of the Resource.
- In the URL field you could describe the path to the file on your computer. A disadvantage of this approach is that if you reorganize the files on your computer, this path could change.
- For notes, you can directly input notes into your KnowledgeMap subsite by giving them a title, description (the note content) and tags (i.e. each note can be a Resource in your knowledge map). Alternatively, if you use cloud-based note services (Evernote, OneNote and similar), they provide you with a URL for each note.
How is this site different from search engines like Google?
Search engines like Google go through all websites on the Internet and automatically pull their content. When you do a search on the search engine, you are searching through that automatically pulled content.
KnowledgeMap.me instead uses content added by people. The users add the content they consider valuable, and furthermore vote on it, so that the highest rated (by people) content comes on top of the search results.
An additional innovation of KnowledgeMap.me is the possibility for visual searching through the visual knowledge map. And many, many other things are planned to be added.
Are there best practices for creating a knowledge map?
Yes, we have written an article on best practices for creating your knowledge map.