I'll provide some concrete collaboration instances out there.
A "Web 2.0" example of how online collection is implemented today can be
seen at http://civiccommons.org/ - it's a WordPress site which was
technology initially created for supporting blogs and later grew into
content management. Alongside of its blog, the site supports a wiki
(using MediaWiki) for collaborative content creation. They also leverage
Google Groups for the forum part. This makes the overall solution
cost-effective as it's based on open source components and free
services. Their use of social media is also interesting to look at with
presence on Twitter for instance.
Another interesting example to look at is Morel Fourman's
I don't know Morel but because of interesting work done around meshworks
and the underlying Spiral Dynamics theory.
If you Google "meshworks+gaiasoft filetype:pdf" you might find
Finally, and speaking again of social media, check out http://quora.com/
which is a Twitter version of LinkedIn Answers - a place where people
connect around questions. I am still exploring it and find it confusing
at times but has a solid reputation already...
On 01/12/2012 12:21 AM, BARRY A CLEMSON wrote:
> I am working with several other people in an attempt to learn how to do effective online collaboration. Our first effort will involve an online syntegration.
> As background for this experiment, I am looking for studies of online collaboration or online communities. Other than Pangaro's work and some studies of online classes, I haven't found much.
> anyone have any good references I should check out???
> Thanks for any help you can give.
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