People call me The Community Guy
Came across this great game – Guess-the-Google. After creating Montage-a-google, several people wrote to me suggesting I make a game based on the same technology. Montage-a-google is a simple web app that uses Google’s image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Guess-the-google reverses […]
Firefox passes 50 million mark!
I just got this note in my inbox from Blake Ross on the Spread Firefox newsletter… Everyone, In just a few hours now, Firefox will surpass fifty million downloads worldwide! We invite you to join us in the celebration of a reenergized Web: http://www.spreadfirefox.com/fifty.html. There you can read tales of how fellow Firefox users are […]
Rewriting Kryptonite Response
I’ve been mulling over the responses that Kryptonite sent back. Something didn’t sit quite right with the answers until I was chatting with Johnnie Moore this morning. We both realized that standard, traditional, old-school PR-speak. Although the story likely had a human side, a side that’s infinitely more interesting and endearing, I’m not feeling that […]
I just had to share my fortune cookie fortune from dinner tonight. Too funny. You will be recognized and honored as a community leader.
Why people hate the cable company
We’ve all heard comedians rail on the cable companies for years. Sometimes you wonder if these bits are just leftover from a legacy of 80s bad business or new industry confusion. But then you call the cable company to schedule an appointment. I already pay an ungodly amount of money to the cable company as […]
As mentioned before, I’ve been emailing with Donna Tocci, Kryptonite’s Public Relations Manager. We’ve done an email interview, and thought you’d all like to read it. I may comment later, but for now, here’s the raw interview. 1. For those readers not familiar with the story, can you briefly recap what happened? In mid-September, 2004, […]
New Snapcast – coming soon!
I’m currently preparing the next Community Guy Snapcast – and this one is going to be huge. I’ve contacted Joe Trippi, Howard Dean’s former campaign manager, and one of the key figures in bringing the Web to the Dean campaign. Think what you will about Howard Dean’s politics, but you can’t argue with the campaign […]
If you read my blog post about Kryptonite recently, you’d know that I was none too impressed with their reaction to the Bic Pen debacle. Much to their credit, the Public Relations Manager emailed me about a week later with this response: <snip intro> So, yes, we’ve seen your comments about Kryptonite on your communityguy.com site. Believe […]
Just came across this hilarious translation of the Adobe/Macromedia PR-speak to English. A short sample: Will all the reductions in employees come from one company or the other, or both companies? Any potential reductions will be carefully considered and are likely to impact both organizations. Translation: Have we mentioned that PDF is an excellent format […]
Cool Podcasting Stuff
Corante has launched a new blog on podcasting. Short of the fact that their RSS feed isn’t including the enclosures (i.e. actually podcasting), it looks to be pretty cool. PodcastGuests.com has just launched. It’s a site that helps connect podcasters with podcast guests. Pretty cool idea. And there’s a new book on podcasting coming soon.