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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Friday Fun

It’s a bit late, but it makes this comic no less funny – Standing in line for Star Wars Episode III. The best part of the comic is the very last bit. We’re all suckers for our geekiness. Everybody has their kink, eh?

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Microsoft and Blogging

Lee from Common Craft has been doing some work with Microsoft lately. He has some very interesting observations about MS and their blogging overall. Here’s a few of my favs: The demand comes from individuals. More than a couple of times, I’ve heard quotes from employees saying “I’m tired of Microsoft being called an evil […]

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Fast Company article

Interesting article: What does it take to build an online community? Talking about the promise of community is one thing, but what are the design principles that make it easy for community members to find one another and to share their interests? Are all community members equal, or are some of them more equal than […]

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Conversational Terrorism

I was recently turned on to this great article called "Conversational Terrorism". For anyone that spends any amount of time online, it’s a must read. Her’es a snippet of the intro: First, we have the Ad Hominem Variants where you attack the person as a way to avoid truth, science, or logic which might otherwise […]

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Internet Finds

When surfing lately, I’ve come across a few cool finds and thought I’d share. Nabble Groove RawSugar Experts-Exchange Group Sense SoloSub

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Community Best Practices

The blog is brand spanking new, but the first entry shows real promise. From engage Community Blog, the 5 Best Practices for setting up an online community. (I’ve also inserted a few additional thoughts of my own – expansions only, not at all "corrections") 1) Establish and post community guidelines: Community Guidelines set the tone […]

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New Putnam Book

Robert Putnam, author of the terrific Bowling Alone has a new book out: Better Together: Restoring the American Community. I’m sure he’ll be getting tons of attention about this book, so I’ll certainly be checking it out. From the Amazon listing: Putnam, Harvard professor of public policy, ended his highly acclaimed Bowling Alone (2000) with […]

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Yes, Remarkable.

I recently received a package from Conference Calls Unlimited that included a one page letter and an advance copy of Seth Godin’s new book The Big Moo. The book is a collection of 33 quick case studies of people "doing it right". And the letter from the CCU CEO is titled "Remarkable". It says (any […]

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AA Debacle: AA responds again

American Airlines sent another response, this time much much better. And to think, all it took to get them to treat me decently (not well, but I’ll touch on that in coming days) was either speaking with 4 people, or the appearance of this Debacle on Google Alerts. The response: Dear Mr. McKee, The representative […]

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Find great music

One thing I enjoy about the Internet is that there are so many helpful folks out there. For instance, want to find some cool new music that’s not part of the Top 40, but don’t want to slog through tons of indie bands to find the gems? No problem! Here’s a few music blogs from […]

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