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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

The Universe Speaketh

Last week I was walking to my car in the airport parking lot, tired but upbeat. The presentation I’d given earlier that day had gone perfectly, and will likely (or at least hopefully) lead to big, cool projects in 2009. As I got close to my car, I saw this white Lotus parked across the […]

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Sad news and Bad reactions

Some sad news in the blogosphere today. In a striking display of the power of live video, Abraham K. Biggs committed suicide on Wednesday while broadcasting himself on video site Justin.tv. As we understand it from various forum posts, the 19-year-old Floridian was apparently egged on by commenters on Justin.tv and fellow forum users on […]

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New site launched: 90-9-1.com

If you play in the community space at all, you’ve almost certainly heard or been part of a discussion revolving around the 90-9-1 Principle. Basically this principle speaks to the idea that there is a “Participation Inequality” in social environments, where some people participate more than others. After yet another client conversations where I was […]

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Liveblogging WOMMA Summit

Yesterday and today I’ve been in Las Vegas at the WOMMA Summit. I’ve been doing the live blogging together with the always fantastic Shannon Stairhime of Passenger. Here’s the URL: http://womma.org/liveblog/ I’ll be blogging my thoughts about the conference when I get home and have a chance to review my notes. In the meantime, I’m […]

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Rapid Fire – Thursday, November 13

Pixar’s New “Up” Teaser Trailer « THE FIRE WIRE Looks like Pixar has another hit in the queue. This one looks to be pretty hilarious. Tags: video, movies, dailylinks Flickr: serni’s Photostream What a great photostream! Some great work in here. Tags: photography, dailylinks View all my bookmarks on Ma.gnolia

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Guest Post: A Pattern Language for Online (and Offline) Communities

Today I’m happy to bring you another great guest post. This time we have Chris Carfi from SocialCustomer.com weighing in. Thanks, Chris! What are Design Patterns? What is a Pattern Language? According to Wikipedia, a Pattern Language can be described as follows: “A pattern language is a structured method of describing good design practices within […]

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Rapid Fire – Friday, November 07

Traffic Bollards …or How To Stop a 10 Ton Truck Instantly Wow…. seriously, don’t run into one of these things! Tags: humor, video, dailylinks Barack Obama’s Victory: Three Lessons for Business – BusinessWeek “This column is about the lessons business leaders can take from McCain’s loss and Obama’s win. Because even with the differences between […]

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Fanboy is the new black. Vader black.

First fanboy was made an official member word of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Now, there’s a studio film by the same name. I laughed way too much when I watched this. Not surprising, considering my own fanboy credentials… The interesting thing about this movie is not the level of nerd that I am. What stands […]

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I’ve found my next job

Update: UserVoice has launched a site that collects and rates ideas about what tasks the upcoming Obama Adminsitration should start with. (Think Dell’s IdeaStorm for the new administration) I’ve added a new task called: “Developing a Community Manager for the USA”. Please go vote it up! Josh points out a genius idea, and it sounds […]

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And now it’s time to change the world.

Grown men crying. Americans jumping for joy. World citizens cheering. This morning, we wake up to a President-Elect who has run and won a campaign based on the principles of community building and social media that those of us reading blogs like this one hold so dear. The pitch to the world that social media […]

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