Network Lab/Network collaboration

The idea of collaboration appears to be characteristic of a new cultural trend that emerges from the socio-technical networks. Strictly speaking, there is collaboration since there is social division of labor. However, she appears in a new way when brokered with the resources of network technologies. And even on the Internet, it is done in very different ways as it is supported by different technological architectures of participation. Some require the presence of people, experts in the manipulation of databases. They can be paid to do it or to voluntarily engage in mediation - which already makes a big difference. But there are technologies that programming standards for aggregating user data and generate value for the sole use of the application (the Napster model that uses P2P). The technological mediation is capable of connecting user to user and promotes hybrid networks, consisting of men, machines, information, elements so heterogeneous that hinder a perception of those who organize the collaboration.

It has been said that Web 2.0 "is an attitude not a technology". Among other things, this means that there was a major technological innovation in relation to that which gave support to a possible 'Web 1.0'. However, tasks such as creating a blog or post a video made at home have become a striking simplicity: no special expertise is required to run them. The blog thus created can deal with matters of great interest and attract the support of anyone who feels seduced by the issues he is engaged, while the feature amateur video may contain images of undeniable qualities arouse the attention of many viewers and arouse much comment. The technologies to conceal almost exactly the same proportion as the difficulties of use decrease. The software that produces the blog is available for those who wish to serve it, it's free and intuitive to use. The video sharing service receive any material that involves moving images, the prohibitions of the content being very low, the author sends the material to your own computer, not even having any technical knowledge about the shipping process.

In other words, Web 2.0 is a platform, ie a computational environment where technology infrastructure is able to ensure ease of integration of the various elements that comprise this infrastructure. Simplifying the use of the platform made it very open to the participation of individuals, while increasing the bandwidth of Internet traffic and made feasible the sharing of increasingly rich content, containing not only text but also sounds , photos, videos and so on. The computing environment created on the platform and the ability to allow more efficient connections, hence the proliferation of ties is between individuals or between individuals and the data is, in short, with data.