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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

iTunes, Podcasting, and Paranoia

Steve raises a good point: Apple isn’t Long Tail friendly to podcasters. As I browse through the podcasts on the iTunes Music Store at the podcasts I notice something really important is missing – The Long Tail. While each album listing points me to others people have purchased, the same metadata is missing when it […]

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Always more to the story

I’ve blogged a great deal about the Kryptonite story here on ths blog. I’ve even interviewed their PR person via email and have had an ongoing dialogue with her since. We’ve talked about a number of things related to the Kryptonite blogging story, but mainly our conversations have focused on "the rest of the story". […]

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Ever worked in/around marketing?

Have you ever worked with marketers, in a marketing department, or on a marketing project? No? Then here’s video that’ll get you prepared. Educational, and fun!

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Digg

Digg is a pretty cool site. Digg is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allowing an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do. Learn more. Check out the unofficial guide to the […]

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Modders vs. Hackers

PC games, and even many console games these days are often modded – meaning that smart folks from around the world take the original game as a starting point and modify it into something different. Sometimes these changes are slight, sometimes they create nearly entirely new games. Up until last week, game companies loved modders […]

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Give great service

I just came across this blog post about one person’s views on giving great customer service. It’s a good read. I’m off to D.C. for the weekend for my grandmother’s 80th birthday party and some sightseeing. Should be a great time. See you on Tuesday!

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Continuing iTunes Podcast Saga

We’re opening day 17 of not having my podcast feed listed in iTunes 4.9. Came across an article similar to my previous entry regarding the iTunes problems. And apparently, my concern with the iTunes launch is just whining. That’s OK., that’s what the Internet is for, right?? Sad that this blogger has decided to give […]

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Fan Films

Came across an article today about fan films and their growing place in the world of film. Our most cherished sci-fi franchises are in a creative trough. Lucas’ movies have spiraled into unwatchability; Paramount has so exhausted its ideas for Star Trek that it’s folding up its tent and going home. The fans, in contrast, […]

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Still no iTunes love

Well, it’s been 13 days now, and still no placement of the CommunityGuy.com podcast in the iTunes Music Store directory. And no notification of status. And no indication of when/if my podcast will be listed. And no indication or notification of what might be holding up the process. And nary a peep out of Apple […]

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9 Days and counting…

I submitted my Community Guy podcast to the iTunes Music store to list in their directory 9 days ago. With not a peep out of them to date. No acceptance, no rejection, no explaination, nothing. This botched launch continues to further irritate me. Still not a word from Apple on any of the outstanding issues […]

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