In my working life I deal with many links sent my way. Some I have come to dread are to google docs. I argue here that docs are minimally viable. That is, they work, but just barely. This isn't something to excite us.
Google has taken the office suite and rewritten the apps with keystroke interactivity. wikipedia
What is not to like about this fine-grained collaboration? Collaboration, that's what is not to like.
Someone has a job to do. It might have been assigned to them or it could be of their own invention. Eventually comes the challenge of finishing. In a rich information space one has no way of knowing what might be missed. What to do? Crowdsource the finish.
The docs I get are always incomplete. Some are barely started. Implicit in their receipt is the notice that I have been drafted onto the completion team.
Compare this to the links to Wikipedia that float around. The assumption is that there is something of value there ready to be had. Sure, it might be evolving but it is done enough to be a gift, not another job.
There is no doubt that google has shown some mastery in distributed computing with their docs offerings. But the bitter truth is that they enable a style of interaction that is simply demeaning.
See Vague Dread of a more malicious disfunction.