Common Craft - Social Design for the Web: Wiki This- A Model for Customer Support Using Blogs and Wikis further explains from a previous piece that I commented on.
Transferring the essential information from a blog or message board and archiving it in a presentable format like a wiki (the information in the wiki can link back to the original blog posts).
I wish I did this, instead I keep all the information I like in a social bookmark manager like Furl. This is good to store and share information, but it lacks the clarity in presentation of a wiki or a simple web-page. The natural third step is place items of great importance or use in a wiki format or your own webpage.
This is simple but great insight, a company may be working on a particular project; gathering all relevant information for this project from the blogs of the company and archive them in a wiki, listing them in one list/s you can scroll down.
It’s not neccessarily long term, the wiki may be just set up to serve the purpose of a project, once finished the wiki is there for retrospective purposes.
I think an intermediary step would be to quickly store the relevant posts into a bookmark manager (as an organised scrap book), and at the end of the day commence the refining process by reviewing these posts (that are now organised into tags) and paste them into a wiki.
Also note that some social bookmarking tools have a HTML exporting function that could dump your items straight into the wiki (I think?)
Although I do like the Wiki This! bookmarklet, straight from blog (flow) to wiki (stock).