reading clay shirky's 'here comes everyone' - like the chapter on sharing anchors community:
he talks about the development of a group - from sharing to cooperation to collective action.
sharing information which leads to collaboration production and then (hopefully) collective action.
collaboration production: no one person can take credit what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many.
collective action: creates shared responsibilities, tying users identity to identity of group.
Information sharing produces shared awareness among the participants
Collaboration production relies on shared creation
Collective action creates shared responsibility by tying the users identity to the group
interesting theories of group development & management...