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E-mail is Anti-social Part 2: Distributed versus Collective

by Anthony Bradley  |  September 3, 2013

This part 2 of an "E-mail is Anti-social" multipart blog. Here is Part 1. Email is a highly successful communication tool because it is a push centric message distribution mechanism....

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A New Model for Funding Social Media

by Anthony Bradley  |  September 29, 2009

We are all familiar with the advertising-driven model for social media (ex. facebook), the donation-based model (ex. Wikipedia), and the elusive subscription-based model. After talking with government organizations that were...

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Why Don't People Get Twitter?

by Anthony Bradley  |  August 19, 2009

Twitter isn't artful, it isn't deep, it is sometimes even silly, but it certainly can be powerful. Many people I run into in my travels don't seem to get it....

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Bad Advice Awards for Social Software Solutions

by Anthony Bradley  |  July 1, 2009

Today I reviewed a client's draft social solution strategy document. It was comprehensive and well researched with several references from analyst firms, media outlets, and academics. Unfortunately, some of the...

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Wikipedia Editing or Censorship

by Anthony Bradley  |  June 29, 2009

Recently the NY Times and Wikipedia conspired to keep a story on the kidnapping of a Times reporter off of Wikipedia. A "sanitizing" team of Wikipedia editors, led by Jimmy...

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If You Don't Reward Sharing and Reuse, You won't Succeed with Web 2.0 or SOA

by Anthony Bradley  |  June 16, 2009

I cover how enterprises can build better IT solutions by capitalizing on Web 2.0 and SOA. The common thread here is really on gaining better sharing including both content and...

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You Can't Build a Business Case for Social Software

by Anthony Bradley  |  May 26, 2009

Late last week I had a conversation with a client who was asking for a standard set of value or ROI metrics for social software. The client asked me to...

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What Do You Call The Purposeful Use of a Wiki?

by Anthony Bradley  |  May 14, 2009

This sounds like the opening of a joke so I apologize to those who are reading this expecting a laugh or two :-) This is actually your chance to help...

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Susan Boyle and The Power of the Long Tail

by Anthony Bradley  |  April 20, 2009

The Susan Boyle phenomenon is a great example of Long Tail economics as applied to social software and mass collaboration. Susan Boyle is a very unlikely candidate as a music...

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Nothing Much Going On at

by Anthony Bradley  |  April 16, 2009

It doesn't take more than even a quick look at to see that there really isn't much activity on the site. They may have missed their opportunity to garner...

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