exposing the components of collaboration
While the meat of the deck I’m developing is a showcase for technologies I think really work well for lightweight collaboration, I’ve been trying to tease out some themes that place all of those tools in a larger context. That’s required a lot of reading, and I thought I’d offer up some of the links I’ve gathered while I put the deck together.
- Peter’s post about “collaborative business” at Supernova 2002 (woah) formed a great starting point.
- Ross Mayfield’s notes on Matt Glotzbach’s presentation at CTC spurred my exploration of what went wrong with the big, top-down tools.
- Also great is Rashmi Sinha’s post on how tags are being used in enterprise settings to make discovery and retrieval easier in document repositories. This couples nicely with Andrew McAfee’s wry observation that as the body of users contributing data to a tagable repository grows, things get easier to find.
- If you’re talking about collaborative editing, web-based tools like Writely are great, but you’ve got to talk about the pros and cons of SubEthaEdit.
- More from Ross Mayfield: his tips on adoption of social software are essential reading for those looking to encourage uptake and use.
- Tracking the forces that work against uptake and adoption, there’s a good read to be found in the 12 reasons why UK businesses don’t blog.
- Doing a search on “collaboration” at Techcrunch lead to a bunch of tools with small market share but really interesting ideas. I’m now kind of fond of Thumbstacks and Teamslide, if only for what they portend about the future.
There’s more, certainly. If you’re headed to DC, be sure to let me know. I always present better when I know who I’m talking to.