Hello

I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

So true it's scary

If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers… Dear Mr. Architect: Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be […]

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The World of Color

I recently came across this site that is a terrific look at the world of color. Sounds dull, but it’s really quite fun. Check it out.

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Great Service

 This morning, I pulled out my Bose noise canceling headphones, one of my most cherished possessions. When I turned the ear cup to put them on, the headband cracked. I use these headphones on every plane I go on nowdays and since I have another trip to Europe next week, I was horrified. I called […]

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Working with Communities

At the Blog Business Summit (that thing I so desperately wanted to be at) there seems to have been an interesting discussion about PR and the blogosphere. Worth a read, but here’s a few of the points I wanted to highlight: Rule #1: Tell the truth. Rule #2: Go public. I’d go so far as […]

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Blogging a Book

For the last few years, I’ve been thinking about writing a book about the techniques and tips on being a Community Manager/Liaison. I’ve finally stepped off the edge of the cliff and am starting to make notes. In requisite community spirit, I’m going to be posting my notes here. My hope is to not only provide […]

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Green, the new black.

I’m beyond jealouse of all the folks who are currently attending the  Blog Business Summit. I really really wish I could have afforded to be there. Seems like every blogger I follow and talk to is out there meeting each other and telling me how they know me. Jealousy. Thy name is Jake.

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Podcast #2

Show notes for Podcast #2! I Love Radio Community Related News IBM contributes 500 patents to the public www.GOP.com/Party Strangerhood.com New Jib Jab animation out Amazon builds internal developer community with DevCon Amazon Customer Images Post Election Blog Funk Community Related Discussion Defining a Community Liaison Web Site Reviews Common Craft GarageBand.com Artist of the […]

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Back home

I’ve been gone all week in Denmark. I’m back now and hopefully will have up the 2nd podcast this weekend. Sorry for the delay!

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Small Biz Branding Manifesto

An interesting manifesto on small business branding from a interesting blog!

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Amazon’s Customer Images

I just noticed a new (?) feature on Amazon: Customer Images. Looks like Amazon is tapping into their customer base, their…..community… to help them fill out their product image gallery. A great example of not having to pay people to do work WITH you. As a wise man (and former boss) used to say often […]

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