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Rob Cottingham
Attended Carleton University
Lives in Vancouver, BC
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If you've been wondering why Meerkat and Periscope don't offer portrait-mode video, I have a theory for you. (And a shoutout to +Steve Garfield, who is my favourite authority on online video.)
A cartoon about social media, business and how we live & work in a digital world
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Strap on your step counter and start moving... it's time for another cartoon! #fitnesstracker #wearables
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Pricey? Cheesy? Dodgy quality? Yeah, maybe... but I have some fond childhood memories of +RadioShack.

Of course, the fact that those are my main memories of RadioShack may explain a lot about their bankruptcy.
Electronics retailer RadioShack filed for bankruptcy after 94 years in business, ultimately unable to keep up with consumers’ shift to the wireless and digital technologies of the internet age.
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I have very fond memories of hours spent dreaming over all the goodies in the Radio Shack catalogue. I dare say a larger portion of my allowance went to RS than to junk food. (The largest portion went to arcade games though ;-)
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We tell people don't feed the trolls. Unless someone delivers an epic schooling, in which case it goes viral. But somewhere between isolation and confrontation, there's the really hard option: actual honest engagement.

That takes time, compassion and courage, and +Lindy West delivered all three in this incident she recounts in +The Guardian.
I’m often deluged with hate online, but after one troll stole my dead dad’s identity to abuse me, I decided to ask him why
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A new cartoon today on SCIENCE. (You need to read that word the way Magnus Pyke shouts it in the Thomas Dolby song.)
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"Let me repeat something I’ve said many times before: ending homelessness isn’t an aspiration, or a rhetorical flourish. In a city as wealthy as Vancouver, it’s a non-negotiable responsibility for every one of us." #vanpoli  
Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver city councillors have been sworn in at a ceremony at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre.
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Tim Cook celebrates being able to buy Coke with Apple Pay. So I guess they want to sell sugar water after all. #applewatch  
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Oh, I like this. Watch as +Corrina Keeling sketchnotes our presentations last November at Interesting Vancouver.
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THANK YOU. This was terrific, and it's going to save me hours. I hope you do more tutorials sometime—you have a gift for them!
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Aw, thank you! I'm glad you found it useful.
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Some of my thoughts on the #RightToBeForgotten . And hey! New cartoon!
 
My new cartoon is about the #righttobeforgotten . The issue's surprisingly complex and fascinating, and I don't think anyone looking for an all-or-nothing answer is going to be satisfied.
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Social media strategist, Speaker, Comedian, Dad
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Vancouver, BC
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Ottawa, ON - Toronto, ON - Hamilton, ON - Thunder Bay, ON - Buffalo, NY - Lynden, ON - Jerseyville, ON - Victoria, BC - Burlington, ON
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3223 West Second Avenue Vancouver BC V6K 1K9
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Social media strategist, speechwriter, humorist and speaker. I draw cartoons you might enjoy.
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Rob Cottingham is the co-founder and a principal of Social Signal. He is a digital veteran, with more than 20 years experience helping organizations with communication, engagement and strategy in both the online and offline worlds.

Rob is Canada's leading progressive speechwriter. And he's also a pioneer in online campaigning and communication, creating one of the first youth-centered anti-tobacco web sites, Canada's first national party leadership campaign site and the first-ever online political game. His projects have ranged from Vancity's Webby-nominated ChangeEverything.ca to BC Hydro's Power the Games application on Facebook.

Rob is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on social media, for audiences ranging from the Canadian Marketing Association to the Conference Board of Canada to NetSquared. A standup comic, Rob also draws the popular Noise to Signal webcomic, which has appeared on such sites as ReadWriteWeb and the Huffington Post.
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  • Carleton University
  • University of Ottawa
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Full disclosure: I'm a friend of one of the owners. But now I'm also a fan. Madeline and her husband Scott have created 11 wonderfully decorated cabins, each with its own distinctive theme and all with an incredible eye for detail. With too many places, "funky" turns out to mean a jumble of random, mismatched kitsch. But here, it means the items in each cabin have been playfully but painstakingly sourced to create the perfect effect – from a cabin for crafters and creators, to another for explorers, birders and stargazers, and still another (the one we stayed in) that romantically celebrates the courtship of Madeline's parents, William and Mildred. And we didn't have to trade comfort for coolness. Between the jets of the soaker tub in our cabin, the kitchenette, the remote-controlled gas fireplaces in each room (one for us, one for the kids) and the west-facing barbecue-and-briquette-equipped deck perfect for watching the sun set over the Pacific, we were sorely tempted to forego the shops of Mendocino and the tidal pools on Glass Beach, and just hang out for our whole stay. That was doubly appealing to our kids, who were thrilled by the Andiron's two resident goats (Peanut Butter and Jelly), the extensive collection of vintage board games, the flocks of woodpeckers and other gorgeous birds that sweep through the property, and the morning all-you-can-spread toast bar. For their parents, the five o'clock happy hour on weekends, pairing delicious food (fondue one night, tamales and quesadillas the next) with local beer and wine – not to mention warm, welcoming conversation with Madeleine and Scott and the other guests – will remain one of the highlights of our holiday. There's no cell phone service along this stretch of Highway 1, but between free WiFi, in-room phones and a pay phone at the inn's office, we were easily able to keep in touch as much as we needed... and as little as we wanted. Oh, and there's a nice, big hot tub. And an extensive DVD library. And a geocaching kit. And a coffeemaker in our cabin with pre-ground coffee *and* beans and a grinder. We loved it.
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Wow... good music but not drink-up-and-get-TF-out loud, and staff who go out of their way to make sure you get what you want (and not just what you order). Plus non-flaky WiFi, and chocolate milk for grown-ups.
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It was hard to imagine Vancouver's Best Coffee being replaced by something even better. Live and learn!
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