Collaboration, mutual support and exchange is possible in numerous private and public spaces in the Collaborative Web. On the Web, the term “collaborative” sent to the various tools, sites and public or private social networks that allow users particularly:
Share useful information with others (eg testimony, review).
Exchange goods or services.
Communicate in real time.
Work simultaneously on projects with others.
There are different types of collaborative webs:
- Review sites and forums:
These spaces are characterized by mutual aid: each member of the community is both producer of information (for example, review services or products) and recipient of these.
- Wedges of services between individuals
The sites of exchange of goods and services or equipment rentals between individuals.
Sharing sites: carpooling, accommodation (eg couchsurfing).
Sites participatory project funding (crowdfunding).
- Social networking and bookmarking sites
Public social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus are already collaborative tools for sharing and keep information, exchange messages and documents, etc..
Community sites “bookmarking” as Delicious, Digg or healing of contents (Pearltrees, Scoop.it) are also part of this group because they allow users to interesting websites plebiscite (voting) or select and share relevant information.
- Collaborative encyclopedias
The most famous of which is Wikipedia, which features collaborative contributors. In the “high tech”, is a particularly potent commentcamarche.net collaborative space in the computer category.