The act of combining the efforts of several parties into a cohesive agent. Collaboration can bring consensus allowing people to work towards the same objectives. These may include systems used for programming, writing like weblogs such as infoAnarchy, among others. There is often an underlying mutually understood set of beliefs, rules or standards which may be adhered to. Project collaborations often need to find ways to motivate people to work together so knowledge can spread and have maximum impact on improving the quality of the interaction.
When information flows through successful communication between people, the collaborative effort enables possibilities for the sharing of knowledge and better education. The internet allows people to collaborate without physical proximity, risk of contagion, and without the direct use of polluting fossil fuels for personal transport.
Non-hierarchical collaboration comes in the form of collectives. Economic or social collaboration can come in the form of barter, cooperatives, business, government and amongst other comunities like religions and scientists.
- Collaborative journalism and Peer-To-Peer Journalism
- Collaborative moderation (or collaborative filtering)
- Collaborative weblog
- Collaborative writing
- Content management system
- Defect Tracking System
- Revision Control Systems
- Social networking
- Online Music Collaboration Creating Music Through Global Collaboration.
- DemandMedia - Collaborative video weblog.
- Collaboration, Knowledge Representation and Automatability from the WC3.
- Promoting Student Collaboration - Brief introduction and links to group learning resources.
- Collaboration over the Web: Strategies and Goals - Paper on collaboration and interactive education.
- WWW Collaboration Projects - A list of resources about collaboration technologies and WWW projects.
- Web Collaboration Software and Collaborative Content Management System - An information resource for web collaboration and other related collaborative content management software.