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The following essay was submitted for NET308 – Internet and Collaboration.
The purpose of this essay is to argue what facilitates effective online collaboration and organization. This essay first argues that it is absolutely imperative to move away from the now heavily outdated institutional model that served so well in the past but is neither relevant nor serviceable to online collaboration and organization. The essay then argues that the first component of effective online collaboration and organization is the concept of the organizational approach in which this essay analyses the works of Shirky and Blau with a prime example of the significance of this concept coming in the form of Wikipedia. The second component that this essay argues for is the concept of electronic networks of practice and the motivations of their members in which this essay continues detailing the concepts of Blau and incorporating the works of Wasko with Bit Torrent serving as a leading example. Finally, this essay argues that the concepts of the interaction between the digital and material world and hypermobility as explained by Sassen are a third component vital to effective online collaboration and organization with collaboration and disaster management serving as an example to these concepts.