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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Job Board Update: 18 Open Jobs

Couple new jobs this week! Maybe a better start to your 2008 lies in this collection of positions? Online Community Organizer (anywhere) Community Development Associate (Wikia, Inc. San Mateo, CA) (San Mateo, CA) Fast-Growing, Kids Website Seeks Community Service Lead (San Francisco) Sales Associate (Virtual Office) Community Development Manager (Wikia Germany) (Germany) Online Community Manager, […]

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Rapid Fire – Wednesday, December 19

Why Nobody Likes a Smart Machine – New York Times “Even when the bugs have been worked out of a new technology, designers will still turn out junk if they don’t get feedback from users — a common problem when their customer is a large bureaucracy. Engineers have known how to build a simple alarm […]

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Last minute gift ideas

The clock is winding down to Christmas and, as so so so many email marketers like to remind me, we are dangerously close to the close of the shipping window to have online purchases arrive on time. In order to help out, I’d like to pass along a few ideas for those last minute shopper […]

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3 Days Left: Community Contest – Free books!

Just a reminder, the clock is ticking down to the end of the community contest. The two ways you’ll be entered: If you’re a blogger/twitterer/etc., simply post a link to CommunityGuy.com (and maybe a few kind words) and email me the direct link (jake@communityguy.com) Not a blogger/twitterer/etc.? Simply email a friend/colleague/etc. and cc: or bcc: […]

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10 Questions with David Nelsen of TalkShoe.com

Time to continue the ongoing series of 10 Question interviews with great services and sites that have community as a strong component. We have several more interviews in the works, but next up we chat with David Nelsen of TalkShoe.com! 1. What is TalkShoe? www.TalkShoe.com is a website where you can talk (and text) live […]

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Rapid Fire – Monday, December 17

Meet Jake McKee, the Community Guy — Lawrence Salberg Holy crap, what a nice blog post recapping… well… me! Seriously, this is one of the nicest things I’ve read in a while. Tags: community, dailylinks Movie Marketing Madness » More thoughts on the Cloverfield clip widget Chris continues the dissection of the Cloverfield widget. Good […]

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Community Contest: Free Books!

Thanks to Geoff and the Online Community Research Network, I’ve ended up with extra copies of two of my new favorite books: Wikinomics and Now is Gone. Since I’ve already read them, I’m using them to power a new CommunityGuy.com contest. If you’ve not read them, now’s your chance to get a free copy!How do […]

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Rapid Fire – Sunday, December 16

James Dyson – The Dyson Story As the owner of a Dyson vacuum, I’m a huge fan. So I was delighted to see a more “personal” side to the product story. This multi-part telling of the background of the Dyson business, and James Dyson himself adds fuel to the enthusiast fire. That said, the info […]

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Crispin Porter scores again: Burger King Freakout

Imagine this: You hate commercials, hate them with the fiery passion of 10 suns. That 30 second spot, applied directly to the forehead, makes you hit the Tivo fastforward button with the speed of Zeus. (Easy to imagine, right?) Then along comes a 7+ minute commercial and not only do you watch it (online, of […]

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Widget + Contest = Movie Promotion

The new movie Cloverfield (buildings falling in NYC, people running… am I the only one who is a bit bothered by this?) does a pretty cool promotion. First they release an extended, 5 minute sneak peek video. As part of that video, cult icon J.J. Abrams lays out the contest – the person with the […]

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