Collaborative Content – A Model That Works

By on April 30, 2013 . Category Inside Widbook

One of the characteristics of interaction approached on the web is collaborative content. The platforms are built to serve not only as a unidirectional but a multidirectional channel for communication as well. This way, the content conveyed on the sites is intended to be built in a collaborative way, allowing the user to insert or modify their content. It can be done in several different ways like: allowing users to select the pages with tags, accessing chats, blogs, and adding comments. This tool has various options and it still continues to grow.  With that, new book models produced by publishers and authors have been re-paged.

With the elevated demand of digital content in mind, Widbook developed their platform considering not only the reader’s side but the author’s side as well.  It created a platform allowing collaborative content between authors. Once the user is logged in, they can insert their content and start to invite friends and/or different authors all around the world to collaborate on finalizing a digital book together. If the user prefers, they can accept or deny the content received by others, or even add a comment to a specific paragraph within the books writing.

There is a difference and advantage between traditional digital content model and a collaborative digital model. A lot of journalists, but mainly academic professors and teachers are looking for platforms like Widbook where they can share information about their knowledge as a book format, with their students and also with other professionals from the same field of knowledge. And, still, if someone has info to add to an already published book they can easily add what he or she know about the content and send it out to the author.

To show you how a collaborative book really works Widbook embarked on a two-week journey with four cultural journalists to cover a major music festival. The four had written their stories about some events that took place during the festival, exchanged some ideas and stories together, got some interviews, but the most importantly – wrote a model of a collaborative digital book. The challenge in the beginning was to insert the content simultaneously and to write the book in real-time. It was a challenge that has paid off in the end, and it has proven that it is possible to create a collaborative digital content successfully between several different authors.

To know more about how the mission was accomplished, read Lollapalooza – Your Own Festival also available in Portuguese and Spanish versions.

With that Widbook shows that it is here to stay and is out in front, one more time. These are some of functionalities and tolls Widbook offers to users, with a mission to share content.


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