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What Society Gains From Online Collaboration

Streaming Video - 2009
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More than ever, large groups of people use the Internet to work together, share advice, or take public action. This program shows how digital technology has fostered radical models of social organization and collaboration. Viewers encounter the democratically managed British football club Ebbsfleet United, which fields team lineups chosen by its fans; the online lending service Zopa, which enables all users to be bank managers; the CouchSurfing network, which matches travelers with hospitable homes; and more. Leading cultural observers explain how these organizations advance principles of transparency, self-selection, and open participation. Topics also include government and electoral processes.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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