Hello

I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

My first Utter

Read more

Rapid Fire – Monday, February 25

Ralph Nader – Hero or Ego? | Chris Heuer’s Inystes Chris covers Ralph Nader’s announcement that he’s running for president. Again. Seriously Ralph, give it up man. As Chris points out, if Ralph honestly wanted to get the word out, why isn’t he jumping all over the social media opportunities he has in front of […]

Read more

Social Media Challenge: Telling a life story

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my grandmother recently passed away at the age of 83. During the festivities (and I do use that word specifically… we are, and she was Irish Catholic, after all), I volunteered to take Grandma Pat’s photo albums and some other keepsake books home to archive digitally. The theory […]

Read more

Jobs Update: 10 Seekers & 26 Open Positions

Still plenty of open jobs and available employees over at the Community Guy Jobs Portal. If you’re kicking off your community strategy and need to staff up, or are looking to make a career move, this is the place! Job Seekers – Smart people looking for community jobs Online Community Moderator Manager looking for extra […]

Read more

LEGO Universe: The details begin to emerge…

This time last year, I was kicking off a project for perhaps one of the coolest projects I’ve ever had the chance to work on: LEGO Universe. Literally the entire span of my time working at LEGO had some component that tied into pushing towards the idea of a virtual world built around the concept […]

Read more

Introduction Opportunity

Often the hardest part of starting any relationship is simply getting started. Most of us have been in the situation at some point where we are attracted to someone new and want to introduce ourselves. Since we don’t all have a friend like Barney, crossing a crowded room to make that introduction can scare us […]

Read more

Paul Graham’s Six Principles for Making New things

Shamelessly retooling a brilliant find by Derek. Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly. When I first laid out these principles […]

Read more

Rapid Fire – Wednesday, February 20

N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25: Fully Automatic NERF Cannon – Boing Boing Gadgets This is both scary and cool. I want one and I’m ashamed I (apparently) have so much pent up foam aggression. Tags: toys, dailylinks Comic: Consumption – Bokardo Great comic! Tags: comic, dailylinks BabyPlays Toy Rental Program As a parent of a young toddler, […]

Read more

Rapid Fire – Tuesday, February 19

Study: Bloggers Younger, More Educated and Ethnically Diverse – Marketing Charts “Bloggers are younger and better educated but earn less than the general U.S. adult (18+) population – and they are more likely to be single, male, and actively engaged in new media, according to a study by BIGresearch.” Tags: blogging, dailylinks View all my […]

Read more

Rapid Fire – Monday, February 18

Why Are Marketers & Journalists So Afraid of Online Video? | Marketing Profs Daily Fix Blog “Video scares the heck out of everyone because it’s a massive change in the way things ‘have always been’.” Tags: video, marketing2.0, dailylinks Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times […]

Read more