Need a quick and dirty collaboration space? Consider the klog.With employees in Boston, San Francisco and Vancouver, British Columbia, collaborating on projects could have been costly for\u00a0UserLand Software.Too small and dispersed for a corporate intranet, the Acton, Mass., firm needed a way to share key information. So instead, they klog.Klogs, or knowledge logs, are Weblogs (a.k.a. blogs) designed to let small workgroups share information in a private forum. UserLand workers, contract programmers and developers log in to the site, and publish or edit projects \u2013 making changes for all to see. They also can post comments on discussion boards.\u201c[With] blogs and klogs people focus, get ideas down, and get into a communicable state,\u201d says John Robb, UserLand\u2019s CEO. The firm has developed two blogging products, Manila and Radio.\u00a0Manila is an enterprise publishing and content management system that supports hundreds of Weblogs on a firm\u2019s intranet, and includes discussion groups and e-mail bulletins.For smaller firms lacking an intranet or the resources to host a Web server, there\u2019s UserLand\u2019s\u00a0Radio. Run from a desktop, Radio automatically builds the site, organizes and archives posts, and publishes content. Compatible with Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Radio lets users publish written text, links, photos and documents. The software FTPs the blog or klog to any location, including an existing Web or blog site.Robb\u2019s klogs are hosted on his server housed at a California ISP, but his company\u2019s large clients - Daimler-Chrysler, Dupont and Los Alamos National Laboratory \u2014 would never dream of putting proprietary content on a hosted site. Another benefit of keeping the klog in-house: Employees can search the content, increasing the knowledge available throughout the enterprise.Like blogs, klogs can be accessed by anyone with the user ID and password, or be made open to outsiders. Consultants can create their own klogs, and invite customers or clients to visit to review projects, make changes and peruse works in progress. Robb uses certain klogs to open discussions with product users or consumers to learn what they think of his product. Alternatively, he can use the \u201ceditors only\u201d feature to restrict the klog to a select few.Additionally, bloggers and kloggers can use blog software news aggregators to collect news, and then post it to their personal logs, which then can be opened to others in the organization.\u201cIt creates live knowledge streams,\u201d Robb says. \u201cWe think more information is better. If someone has a problem, other people in the community can step in. You get customers helping customers. That also gives them commitment to the product, which is a good way to run a company.\u201dManila costs $899, and is part of UserLand\u2019s Frontier Content Management System.