I just want to announce that over on the FXPAL blog, Gene Golovchinsky and I are starting a series of posts about what we think it means to collaborate during the information seeking process. There are many different dimensions and scenarios, and many other researchers that have looked at this problem as well. We are going to describe what we believe are the most important dimensions, tie those dimensions to related work from other researchers, and hopefully have some good comments-section discussion with all interested parties, while we’re at it. We should have at least five, maybe more, posts in the series.
Gene kicks things off by asking “What does it mean to collaborate while searching“. I will have a post by the middle of next week on the effect of intent on search collaboration. Please join us.