I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

The crazy standards of TSA

The crazy standards of TSA

Posted on 05 Nov 2010 in Rants | 0 comments

Anyone who travels a lot can tell ¬†you how silly most airport security methods employed by the TSA are. Consider: You’re required to show an ID and your boarding pass in order to make sure the names match. What does this really do? And now that I can print out a boarding pass at home, […]

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Keep SXSWi Weird

Posted on 20 Mar 2010 in Events and Speaking, Rants | 7 comments

Paraphrasing Bono: There’s been a lot of talk, maybe too much talk about this year’s SXSWi. This next song is Douchey South by Douchey. This year’s SXSW Interactive had 12,000 people attend. It was bigger than SXSW Music for the first time. It had 4,000 people more than the year before. Largely I heard two […]

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Bad service kills amazing products

Posted on 29 Nov 2009 in Rants | 3 comments

Have you ever offered cold drinks to people laying telecom lines outside your house? Have you ever pulled over to talk to telecom contractors to find out when their work in your neighborhood will be completed? Have you ever counted the days until you can have Verizon FiOS service activated? I have. I was literally […]

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The United Breaks Guitars Effect

Posted on 26 Aug 2009 in Business Strategy, Rants | 0 comments

Last week I wrote about the United Breaks Guitars story and the reaction that because it wasn’t directly responsible for a drop in United stock price, it was still significantly problematic. So you can imagine my reaction when I saw the photo below last week while standing inline at the American Airlines check-in desk. I […]

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The United Breaks Guitars Affect on United Airlines

Posted on 09 Aug 2009 in Rants | 7 comments

Did you hear about (or more importantly see the YouTube video) of the United Breaks Guitar song and story? Here’s how the Vanno blog sums it up: Social media marketers (all 100 million of them, if my Twitter count is correct) are bending over backward to congratulate themselves on the effect the 4M YouTube views […]

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