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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Open and Honest Relationship

One of the many mantras I talk about is "maintain an open and honest relationship". This goes for everyone involved in community work: Community Members This may seem obvious, but unfortunately, it’s usually the first thing marketing folks forget when talking to community members – don’t lie, don’t spin. It’s really easy to take the […]

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IE – more confusion

This is an interesting look at the background on IE development… or lack thereof. You thought the open source geeks hated the Microsoft track record with IE… wait till you see what their developers have to say.

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d.Construct Conference

The d.Construct conference looks like it was good fun. They’re podcasting the presentations and giving the slides for download.

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2005 Winners and Losers

Check out this great list of winners and losers for 2005. I agree with them all, save the Wikipedia in the Loser category.

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Pre-Christmas Link Roundup

I’m headed out for Christmas soon and thought I’d drop a few links to hold you over until I return. Lee’s "What I would have written about in 2006" post Bubbleshare – cool photo sharing site with some slick AJAX Tech Crunch – I’ve linked to this before, but if you’re not reading it daily, […]

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Macromedia/Adobe Merger

When people ask me "Which companies do you think are doing it right, regarding community involvment?", my answer is always easy and quick – Macromedia. They’ve consistently worked with and paid attention to their developers and users. You couldn’t ask for much more of a relationship between company and consumers. As a novice ColdFusion programmer, […]

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Dilbert Blog

Dilbert creator Scott Adams is blogging… and it’s damn funny. Check out his great blog – I think you’ll find it hilarious too. I’m certainly adding it to my daily reads. Interestingly, he seems to have a more formal relationship with TypePad from what I see. Anyone have any info on that?

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US News covers corporate evangelism

From a lengthy US News article: With corporate evangelism, the goal is to find and identify those customers who are already crazy about your product or service–who are actively talking it up in blogs or Web forums, for instance–and turning them with loads of personal attention into "customer evangelists" who then spread the word to […]

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Friday Links

A few cool links I came across this week: Weblogs Work Tiki Bar TV – Funniest video podcast I’ve seen so far! Texas Venture Capital blog

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Another Jake Interview

Thought some of you might be interested to know that I was interviewed on another podcast, this time for the Architectonic blog. I’ve not listened to it yet, so I can’t make any claims about how good the interview went! The podcast feed can be found here. Thanks to Christopher for the fun time and […]

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