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Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion

Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion | Digital Literacy for my students | Scoop.it
Wattpad has raised a financing round of $46 million from a group led by Canadian pension fund OMERS that the collaborative-writing platform says will help it expand its global community of writers and readers and add more support
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Forks and Pull Requests in GitHub

Forks and Pull Requests in GitHub | Digital Literacy for my students | Scoop.it

" GitHub allows a form of collaboration without collaborating. If Facebook and Twitter are social networks based upon mutual or asymmetrical relationships between users (“those you went to school with” and “those you wish you went to school with” as the two networks are occasionally described), then GitHub is a social network which allows the creation of relationships between texts through a process of replication. While users on GitHub can “follow” each other, as you would on Twitter, you can “star” projects that you interested in or “watch” their progress over time. Any public repository can also be very easily “cloned,” which downloads the project to your computer, complete with the hidden “.git” directory that contains its full history."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:07 PM

Github takes collaborative writing beyond the initial stage of multi-authored, commented texts by enabling anybody to make copies of other texts, propose ("commit") changes, and either fork the original text into a new version or request that changes be folded back in.