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Rob Cottingham
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There were amazing applications for teams and cities to host the inaugural WordCamp US, a concept originally floated at the State of the Word last year. It was very hard to make a choice, but can now announce that the birthplace of the United States,…
There were amazing applications for teams and cities to host the inaugural WordCamp US, a concept originally floated at the State of the Word last year. It was very hard to make a choice, but can n...
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Wondering what #drought  restrictions will be next in #Vancouver ? My cartoon in  +The Vancouver Observer has the answers!
Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering vigilantes.Green vegetation is not necessarily the result of treated drinking water from one of our depleted reservoirs; it could — and in many cases sho
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+Rob Cottingham Thanks. I'm just hoping winter will help this year.
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I've been excited at the sheer audacity of the New Horizons undertaking, and the abstract thought that we'd actually reached Pluto. But this photo made me stop to catch my breath: this really is going to change our understanding of that world, and probably in ways large or subtle, of the Solar System.
 
Frozen plains in the heart of Pluto’s ‘heart’ discovered by our New Horizons spacecraft! A new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes. This frozen region is north of Pluto’s icy mountains, in the center-left of the heart feature. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Lr6oID #PlutoFlyby
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Today's cartoon is about the difference between "personal" and "personalized." (Props to +Scott Stratten for inspiring this one!)
There’s a difference between “personal” and “personalized.” Those of us in communications have a habit of throwing around terms like “engagement,” “conversation” and “relationship” – when what we really mean is “clicks and Likes,” “getting bombarded with our bumpf” and “database record.”  We should stop, unless we’re willing to put the work into backing up… Continue reading %CARTOONFILENAME%
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When the UK Health Secretary accused NHS doctors of having a "Monday to Friday culture," they responded with the ‪#‎ImInWorkJeremy‬ selfie campaign. And 125,000+ tweets later, they made it abundantly clear: they're at work on the weekend, and they care about patients. Here are seven lessons you can use to be ready the next time you have an opportunity to mobilize your members.
Your members can help you make the most of your next social media communications opportunity - Accused of laziness by the Health Secretary, UK doctors responded with a Twitter tsunami. Their success offers seven key lessons from their success that you can put to work the next time an opportunity rears its head.
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My latest cartoon! It's all about Vancouver's somewhat dessicated future. #water #drought  
Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering vigilantes.Green vegetation is not necessarily the result of treated drinking water from one of our depleted reservoirs; it could — and in many cases sho
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Happy 25th birthday, +Electronic Frontier Foundation! Here's to many more years of defending our rights online. https://supporters.eff.org/donate/thanks/25-years-strong-because-supporters-you
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Today's +Noise to Signal cartoon offers a handy strategy if your device's battery dies at #ComicCon2015.
I’m seriously going to have to turn in my geek credentials. I honestly thought he was still called Captain Marvel. Turns out he’s now going by Shazam—because apparently the only thing more powerful than Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury is a Marvel Comics trademark lawyer. * * * Hey! There’s a book coming… Continue reading Lightning adapter
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Been going crazy trying to get the site to load... and then tried it in plain ol' http. Worked fine. :) I'm checking it out now.
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It's not cheating. It's a #lifehack .
 
Today's cartoon is for 1) walking enthusiasts, 2) wearable teach enthusiasts and 3) those genius entrepreneurs who can see a revenue stream in anything.
As I’m typing this — literally as I’m typing this — I’m realizing my Fitbit Flex has fallen off. (I’ll admit, I noticed the strap was showing some strain, and I failed to act on it.) Pity, because if I could make this kind of business work, I’d do it in a heartbeat. (And I… Continue reading Collaborative Economy, meet the Internet of Things
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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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  • 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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