Thing 13 looks at tools to assist with sharing files and working collaboratively, such as Google Docs, Dropbbox and Wikis.
I was interested to learn from reading some of the other posts about Google Docs that it can be a useful alternative to Microsoft Office on a home computer. I’ve recently been thinking about whether to purchase Office for mine, so I think I’ll give Docs a try first and see how it works out. I also discovered that the Android Google Docs app allows me, in addition to the regular features, to take a photo of a document, sign, or other text on my phone and use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert it to text that can be edited.
However, I'm soon to be collaborating on a project with people I don't work with, and this is where I think services like Dropbox will be most useful.
My only experience of wikis is when I took part in the Library Day in the Life project back in July, although I believe we cover the Library Routes website as a later ‘thing’ so no doubt I’ll take part in that also. I think wikis are a great idea, particularly for organising events between large groups of people.