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According to the present invention, there is provided a method and device for the viewing, editing and dissemination of an editable object in real-time mobile collaboration sessions. The invention comprises a set of mobile terminals and a protocol which enables users to simultaneously edit the same editable object. An advantageous embodiment of this invention allows for synchronization to occur in real time. Further, synchronization and version control problems are avoided as the invention considers each user's edited version to be a genuine version of the data. The end result of the editing process may be several different versions, and not just one single authoritative version.