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Ebbsfleet United: English Football Passion + Technology

Blue Sombrero is an Atlanta company that does online registration, web design and content management for sports organizations, focused on youth soccer leagues.

Their well-written blog The Administrator points us to a documentary called UsNow, which looks at how new technologies influence social interaction.  The Blue Sombrero post features an informative segment about Ebbsfleet United, a 109-year-old English club that is now run by a web-based membership organization that gathered up to purchase the club for 600,000 pounds (now almost $1M in US) in 2008 and runs the club by holding online votes with its more than 21,000 members. Ebbsfleet won the FA Trophy later in 2008.

What a friggin' fascinating story about the intersection of football and technology-driven collaboration.

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