• Corpus ID: 17702208

The Strength of Weak Cooperation: An Attempt to Understand the Meaning of Web 2.0

  title={The Strength of Weak Cooperation: An Attempt to Understand the Meaning of Web 2.0},
  author={Christophe Aguiton and Dominique Cardon},
  journal={Information Systems: Behavioral \& Social Methods},
  • C. Aguiton, D. Cardon
  • Published 23 August 2007
  • Sociology
  • Information Systems: Behavioral & Social Methods
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