Genres requiring communicative interaction between users, often with some kind of multimedia communication technology (Yates, Orlikowski, & Rennecker, 1997).
Yates, J., Orlikowski, W. J., & Rennecker, J. (1997). Collaborative genres for collaboration: Genre systems in digital media. In the 30th Annual Hawaii Conference on System Sciences. Computer Society Press.
Yates and Orlikowski (1997) studied a groupware technology that enabled collaborative writing, the products of which they labeled as a collaborative genre in their study. Google Docs could be seen as a similar type of collaborative genre of writing.