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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

The Clue Unit – Introducing a new podcast

You know those great ideas that build out of you and a friend to two sitting around a beer and saying "you know, we really should _________"? It’s that idea that continues for months, sometime years, but rarely converts to real action. Well stand back, folks! After more than a year of talking with Chris […]

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links for 2007-01-31

Usability in the Movies — Top 10 Bloopers (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) Jakob has a fantastic and fun column up: “The way Hollywood depicts usability could fill many a blooper reel. Here are 10 of the most egregious mistakes made by moviemakers.” One of my personal beefs with movies based on any sort of technology is […]

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Great new community blog

If you’re looking for great new reading material, head over to the new Future of Communities blog. This blog is group blog for the speakers at the upcoming Community 2.0 conference in March. In Vegas. I’ll be speaking, and shortly I’ll be blogging over at the Future of Communities blog. But head over there quickly. […]

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links for 2007-01-26

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: You could call iPhone perfect Some great updates on the iPhone from someone who’s actually used it. My biggest beef is with the clear indication now that third-party apps won’t be allowed in any form or fashion (including an Adobe produced Flash plugin, for instance). Apple is probabl (tags: iphone apple gadgets)

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Six degrees of conversation ethics

As you’ve seen me post about, I’ve been vying for a speaking slot at the very cool Community Next event. I was notified by the event organizer this morning that after the voting had ended, I had won. I was excited because it was a tight race between myself and one other volunteer, Jeremy Goodrich. […]

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Favorite Social Project of 2006

The year 2006 was a great year for social media projects with many fantastic projects launching or coming into their own. One of my favorites was Fisk-A-Teers: Crafting Ambassadors, a social community (not social network, let’s be completely clear here) for crafters. The site was driven by the folks at the Fiskars, and built and […]

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Last chance to vote

Today’s the last chance you can vote for the Community Next speaker (I’m trying to snag the coveted spot). If you haven’t voted yet, please head over now. Literally we’re down to the wire and it’s going to be a photo finish! Here’s the link. Thanks again!  

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links for 2007-01-22

EVERYTHING 2.0: NEWS 2.0 – Update (tags: web2.0 links)

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Vote: Neck and Neck!!

With your help, my session at Community Next is running neck and neck with the next closest vote count (an interesting topic about search engines and communities). if you haven’t voted yet, please hurry over. The deadline for the vote is the only four days away and every last vote counts! And if you haven’t […]

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links for 2007-01-20

On Social Media: Marketing Wizard Guy Kawasaki My business hero, Guy Kawasaki gets interviewed by PodTech.net. Here’s the site description: “Guy Kawasaki, blogger, author of 8 books, venture capitalist and former Apple marketing executive, believes CMOs today should “just quit” if they are working wit (tags: socialmedia GuyKawasaki marketing interview) Prosper: The online marketplace for […]

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