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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Price Manipulation

The music industry has been making noise about the 99 cents price tag on iTunes songs being unfair to them and ….to their artists. Joel has a great exploration of the real reasons they’re pushing this. Now, the reason the music recording industry wants different prices has nothing to do with making a premium on […]

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Getting it wrong – and welcome Donna!

Donna, the Kryptonite PR person is now blogging. You may remember Donna from her willingness to discuss the Kryptonite debacle here, here, here, here. Even after all of that, Donna and I still email regularly! I’m looking forward to seeing what she blogs about. Stop by and welcome Donna to the blogosphere. And speaking of […]

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Great Quote

I often hear from various communities that they think that companies are purposely trying to hurt them. Dumb decisions that they see as coming from “the company”, assuming said company is hell bent on destroying their lives. One of my colleagues, on a totally separate matter gave me a great quote that I’ve changed up […]

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Find Books!

Out of ideas for what book to pick up next? Check out www.whatshouldireadnext.com – a great consumer Participatory Web, AJAX based application. Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our database of real readers’ favourite books (over 14,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next. It’s a bit like browsing […]

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Dave Winer doesn’t get it

Dave Winer posted this note recently: The thing that makes podcasting special is that it is accessible to everyone, not just companies with huge production budgets. Even the NY Times, stodgy old media conglomerate that it is, noticed this (early too, likely because it wasn’t a threat to their business, like blogging was). Wrong. The […]

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Dave Winer doesn't get it

Dave Winer posted this note recently: The thing that makes podcasting special is that it is accessible to everyone, not just companies with huge production budgets. Even the NY Times, stodgy old media conglomerate that it is, noticed this (early too, likely because it wasn’t a threat to their business, like blogging was). Wrong. The […]

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Great Web 2.0 List

Everything successful or interesting has its dissenters. Here’s The Great Web 2.0 Joke List. In which there shall appear a compilation of Web sites consisting of jokes, parodies or satire and incorporating unto them Web 2.0 themes motifs and technologies. We begin with our own, why? Cause it’s easy. Supr.c.ilio.us – Social Social Tagging Tagging. […]

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Perhaps the coolest ads yet?

Now here’s a Web ad I don’t mind. (Roll over the far upper right corner) Unobtrusive, yet highly informative. Smart, very smart. Now if only we could get rid of the huge 300×300 ads that sit square in the middle of the articles I’m trying to read!

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AJAX applications

Here’s a long list of cool AJAX apps. Set aside some time to go through this list… you’re going to need it.

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Massively Multiplayer Gaming

Since it’s Thanksgiving evening, and since I’m not working tomorrow, and since I’m about to go play Battlefield 2 into the wee hours of the night, I thought I’d post some thoughts about the future of massively multiplayer games. Increasingly, we’re spending more and more on subscriptions to get us through the day. At the […]

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