Finding Synergies: Web 2.0 and Collaboration Support Systems
The prevalence and success of Web 2.0 applications in fostering collaboration raise the question whether or not traditional Collaboration Support Systems are still the tools of the trade when it comes to supporting collaborative work. In this paper, we argue that rather than replacing Collaboration Support Systems by Web 2.0 applications mechanisms from both domains may complement each other advantageously. By highlighting differences between the domains and commenting on prototypical implementations, we show possibilities for meaningful recombinations. The paper concludes with a brief outlook on the potential influence Web 2.0 may have on next generation Collaboration Support Systems.