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Getting Social with Bokardo Design and Ant's Eye View

Posted by: leelefever on July 23, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, friends


In the last couple of weeks two people I know have made the jump into the independent world and I think we'll all be better off for it. Both are focused on the social side of the web and bring with them a ton of real world experience. Jake "Community Guy" McKee, someone I've known for years and consider a great friend created Ants Eye View. Here's how Jake describes his services: At Ant’s Eye View we concentrate on providing as many services as possible within a very small niche, namely... Continue Reading

A Great Big Thanks

Posted by: leelefever on July 11, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: friends, thissite, video


I wish I could comment on every blog post and link back to all the good folks that say nice things about us as a result of the videos.  Unfortunately, I haven't been so good about keeping up, and that's a shame.  The truth is, you've been amazing in making this all come together.  It's been a wild ride to see the videos get passed around and to see our name on so many sites. It sometimes feels like a dream.  As one indication, we're currently the 813th most linked-to blog according to... Continue Reading
The Clue Unit podcast is a (mostly) weekly discussion of news and trends related to online communities in the business context with Jake McKee, Lee LeFever and Christopher Carfi. This week we were joined by Derek Powazek, someone that we've talked about a number of times and took this chance to talk with him. We focused on Community As Business - Our current focus. Clue Unit #20: A Conversation with Derek Powazek - June 25, 2007 (iTunes) (MP3) (click here to subscribe) Episode 20, about... Continue Reading

Big Ups to Kris Krug

Posted by: leelefever on June 14, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: copyright, event, friends, personal, thissite


Just recently I was hanging out with Anthony, a great friend who has helped with the Common Craft designs over the years. He mentioned, quite candidly, that he wasn't a big fan of my buddy icon for this site. Being a designer and friend, I took his advice to heart and started the search for a new one. As I've found, most photo searches on Flickr eventually lead to Kris Krug. If you don't know Kris, he's the Quasi-Sage at Bryght and one of Vancouver's best fashion photographers. An all-around... Continue Reading
(iTunes) (MP3) (click here to subscribe) Episode 15, about 30 minutes. Today's Topic: Interview with Deb Schultz on Transparency About Deb: Deb Schultz is a consultant and speaker who describes herself as an evangelist and rabble-rouser in the relationship economy. She is the former Marketing Director of Six Apart, makers of blogging platforms Movable Type, Typepad, Vox and Live Journal. With Jake McKee, Lee LeFever and Christopher Carfi. Related notes and links: Transparency =... Continue Reading

2 Friends, Tag Drafting and Web 2.0 Personalization

Posted by: leelefever on April 7, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: blog, friends, Social Design, socialbookmarking


I've been inspired and impressed by a couple of my local Seattle friends who have, over the last year, become some of my favorite online community-focused bloggers. I first met Ryan Turner working on a big project with a large aero-space company formerly based in the Seattle area . At the time, Ryan impressed me with his mad workplace ethnographic skillz. Since then, he's gone on to work at the web design consultancy Zaaz and refocused his efforts on helping Zaaz clients wrap their minds... Continue Reading

43 Things Neighborhood Watch: Member Voting to Manage Spam

Posted by: leelefever on March 26, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: community, friends, gaming, Social Design, spam


Since its roll out in December of 2004, 43 Things has won a webby, experienced steady growth and most importantly, formed a very engaged and interactive community of users who volunteer to help garden the community. Though it keeps a low profile, 43 Things is a community success story - they're approaching their millionth member and "thing". Like so many sites, 43 Things is increasingly the target of spammers and trolls. Instead of hiring more people to patrol the site, the Robot Coop (a team... Continue Reading

Blogs-n-Dogs Day One

Posted by: leelefever on December 4, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, event, friends, travel


I'm struck by how big the subject of blogs has become. A blog itself is one thing, but the world of products, tools and services that accompany blogs is very nearly overwhelming. Subscribing to a tag on flickr with RSS is not something that tanslates easily to people new to blogging. There has been a great mix of cool tools and practical points today. Here are some highlights in list form...Darren Barefoot and Susie Gardner related these points about blog writing... It's not about the most... Continue Reading

Blue Flavor is Open for Business

Posted by: leelefever on September 26, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: business, design, friends, seattle


Congrats to my friends and fellow Seattle guys Blue Flavor for getting their new company off the ground. From their site: We're four guys with a zeal for simple, clear and effective communication and creating lasting interactive experiences. We’re big picture thinkers, Web and mobile architects, user advocates, writers, speakers and well-respected experts. We're also fairly regular folks who think technology should work for people, not the other way around.   Blue Flavor is: Brian Fling, D... Continue Reading

Jake Takes on American Airlines

Posted by: leelefever on September 21, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogging, business, disruption, friends


I love this kind of thing- the little guy does what he can to take on a big company. Jake is a loyal customer (platinum member) of American Airlines, but got dissed recently over a $50 mix-up that was their fault and got insulted at the same time. So, he's written a letter to the company explaining the circumstances and counting (literally, by the second, on his site) how long it takes to get an reply/apology from the company. Will they reply? Does it matter that he's blogging it all? It'll... Continue Reading