It is tempting to think of the World-Wide Web (WWW) as a place where individuals and organizations post information. Although web sites are repositories, that view limits our ability to understand the different uses that individuals and organizations have found for the WWW. Many different kinds of collectives are using the WWW to support their needs. Identifying these different kinds of collaboration helps us to understand how new technologies shape social practices while simultaneously the technology is being shaped by those practices
Grinter, Rebecca E., "The World Wide Web is More Than An Information Repository" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 306.