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I'm Jake McKee

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Friday Non-Blog Design Series IV

I’m rushing out the door to catch a plane to the beach and a few day of relaxation and recharging. (And yes, it’s very very early) But I couldn’t leave without dropping a few links for the Non-Blog Design series! Adam Greenfield’s v-2.orgThree column design, but different. StopdesignFairly "bloggy" looking, but also very rich. The […]

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Webmaster Program Rant

More and more, movie studios are releasing raw assets for a movie in order to allow community members to build fan sites related to said movie. Rather than having users hack photos out of the official site, or scan a magazine picture, or other low quality methods, the studios are giving away photos, videos, backgrounds, […]

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Tips for Blog Commenting

If you are taking the step to start commenting on blogs on behalf of your company, here is a great article on the etiquette of leaving blog comments. Leaving a comment on someone’s weblog is like walking into their living room and joining in on a conversation. As in real life, online there are some […]

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Hit bottom? Keep digging!

As you recall from yesterday’s blog post, a simply request to find out where in my area I could buy Pitu, a tasty liquor, I received a highly insulting email from them. (Read the full account here) After I had posted the blog entry on the subject, I politely informed them that I had posted […]

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Tips for Community Building

The latest WOMMA newsletter had an interesting article that I wanted to pass along. Scott Wilder, Group Manager of QuickBooks offers up some great pointers on creating successful community. (Complete with my own commentary) Tip #1. Create infrastructure for questions When dealing with small businesses, questions are par for the course, and every business’ questions […]

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Pitu, welcome to the Web

During a business dinner at a Brazilian resturant a few years back I was introduced to a terrific drink – the Caipirinha. It was very tasty, especially considering I don’t drink liquor as much as beer. In preperation for my upcoming beach vacation this weekend, I visited the Pitu site (this liquor is the key […]

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Superman Returns indeed!

When I was 7 years old, I had what was arguably the best birthday party I’ve had yet. After going to see Superman  (Superman III, I think) in the theater with a few friends, we all went to a local park to partake in ice cream and cake. Not just any cake, mind you. This […]

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Friday Non-Blog Design Series III

Once again, a fine collection of non-traditional blog designs! TrabianAn interesting portfolio blog UX MagazaineThe way the core content of the "blog" is displayed, you don’t even realize it’s a "blog" until you see the comments section on the articles themselves. OrderedList.comExcellent personal blog, simplistically rich. (If that’s a term…) And don’t forget to check […]

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Brand = User Experience

In this great article, I found a terrific synopsis of today’s "brand" environment: A Brand these days is a “User Experience” in the broadest sense – a combination of look, feel and function. This maps to the old paradigm – Look is the Visual Identity, and Feel, the messaging and emotional out-take. But Feel now […]

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Pardon the interruption

I’m pretty sure it won’t be long now before I start saying things like "I can quit any time" and "I have it completely under control, back off!" That’s right, I’ve gotten completely sucked into World of Warcraft. It’s an absolutely brilliant game and I’ve not even really discovered the social aspects yet. And all […]

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