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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

What is Identity?

As I’ve been saying for a while now, Identity is going to be the next big thing on the Web. For a very fun presentation on the subject, check this out. Lots of fun and lot of info. Presentation by the Sxip CEO.

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Open source outside of technology

One question I hear a lot is "The Open Source concept is nice and all, but how can it be applied beyond technology?" How about an open source beer?

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Additional Flock Stuff

Some additional links regarding Flock – Wired story – Flock advertises itself as a "social browser," meaning that the application plays nicely with popular web services like Flickr, Technorati and del.icio.us. Flock also features widely compliant WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop blogging tools. The browser even promises to detect and authenticate all those user accounts automatically. It’s a […]

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Flock!

The much hyped Flock browser launched yesterday. Well, sorta. They released a very early beta. From this article: Flock is a new browser, built on top of firefox. It is a functional browser with excellent features (including firefox features like tabbed browsing, etc.). What really makes is stand out are two additional features they’ve added […]

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LEGO and the Long Tail

Chris Anderson writes about LEGO products and how TLG fits into the Long Tail model. It all starts with Lego’s mail-order business, which began as a traditional shop-at-home catalog and is now increasing organized around its website. In a typical toy store, Lego may have a few dozen products. On its online store, it has […]

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More Open Source Marketing

Firemonger is a project to "Help spread Firefox. Download this CD, burn it and give it to your friends and family". The Firemonger project is an attempt to create a multilingual easy-to-use compilation CD with Firefox™,™ (more about Firefox) and the best extensions, themes and utilities. Both of these programs have been created through collaboration […]

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Work your network!

OK, it’s time for a bit of a rant – please bear with me. One thing that I’m continually surprised at is how close the connections are among people. The whole six degrees of separation (between any two people) rarely seems to be that many degrees. Especially when it comes to industries like marketing or […]

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Comet

I’m not exactly sure what it’s going to be, but it looks interesting. And most everything coming out of SixApart is worth paying attention to. Project Comet will launch in early 2006 and will combine the publishing power of TypePad, the community aspects of LiveJournal and the years of insight garnered from Movable Type. Project […]

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Book Review: Podcasting Hacks

Through the relationship with the publisher of my book, I’ve gotten hooked up with O’Reilly, the coolest tech book publisher around. On occasion, they send me a book to review and I’ve been writing up some words on Amazon and BN.com and other places. But I thought it’d be wise to post the reviews here […]

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The time is now

I was totally bummed that I missed the recent Online Community Summit. Hopefully I’ll get an invite next year. In his notes from the event, Lee had an interesting thought that I think is pretty significant thought about the state of community now: In asking, “Why now? Why are these networks so popular all the […]

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