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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Wondering why people don’t like you

In the hallowed halls of Sony, there’s probably a fairly large number of people who really do ask themsevles: "Why do so many people not like us? We’re putting out some incredible technology, yet no one pays attention to that – instead they focus on something else, calling us hacks and fools". Yes, strange as […]

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Wondering why people don't like you

In the hallowed halls of Sony, there’s probably a fairly large number of people who really do ask themsevles: "Why do so many people not like us? We’re putting out some incredible technology, yet no one pays attention to that – instead they focus on something else, calling us hacks and fools". Yes, strange as […]

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Wal-Mart vs. Google

Interesting comparison… It turns out that Wal-Mart, the world’s most profitable retailer, and Google, the virtual world’s most profitable search seller, have a lot more in common than you might think.

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Friday Finds

I’m going to do my best to get into a new habit of doing a link dump of the cool things I stumbled over or got stuck in that particular week.Here’s the finds from this week:  Teen Podcaster’s Network – a site dedicated to teens podcasting. Don’t tell me the power structure of media isn’t […]

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Stay Awake!

With the new Web 2.0 boom, there’s simply too many cool sites and concepts to keep up with! Here’s a list of a few. Yellowwikis Our aim is to be the biggest, friendliest, most up to date, most predictable, least-discriminatory collection of basic business information in the world. Compiled, edited and checked by people like […]

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Blogging Rights

Another boon for blogging rights: OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district will pay $117,500 to a student who was punished for creating a website that included critical statements about his middle school. The settlement of the lawsuit brought nearly two years ago follows a decision by a federal judge ruling that Oceanport […]

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Hobbyist Auctions

While sites like eBay empower users to come together, and while the the Internet allows for hobbyists to connect in a large scale, the large scale connections don’t last long in many cases. People tend to sub-divide once they’ve discovered the group overall, based on interests, personality, location, and a range of other factors. So […]

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Typepad downtime update mail

There’s doing it right, then there’s doing it spot on perfect. I just got this mail from Six Apart yesterday morning. If you wonder how to write messages to your customers/consumers when you screw up, here’s the template. Great work Six Apart! Dear Jake, Two weeks ago I wrote you to explain the problems that […]

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How to speak at conferences

Just a quick linksharing – How to speak at a tech conference. After having done so several times, I can agree with this article fully.

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Amazon adds tagging

Amazon adds tagging to their products… very very cool.   Amazon describes it: What are tags ? Tags provide an easy way for you to "remember" and classify any item on the Amazon site for later recall. For example, you might be shopping for holiday gifts and tag items with the names of the people […]

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