Confluence is a great tool for collaboration, but how do you use Confluence to collaborate with others? Imagine that you just wrote a great post, and you want somebody to review it before publishing it, or you just had a meeting and want some people to take actions based on that meeting.
The most important thing for collaboration is the availability of content, and in Confluence all the content is, by default, available for all the users. The next thing is to get people involved, and Confluence offers us several methods for doing exactly that.
Mentions are a great way of getting people to participate in building useful and relevant content. You can mention a person in a special way that will trigger Confluence to send that person a notification. This is called an @mention. The @mention notifications work on pages, blog posts, and comments.