Rob’s Northern Voice keynote

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If you’ve ever wondered whether social media is funny, check out the reaction to Rob’s Teh Funny Northern Voice keynote. The Twitter backchannel is reprinted in text below.

These tweets are in chronological order, so you can follow the thread of the conversation. In related news, we’d love to hear of a Twitter search tool that lets you sort results in chronological order; flipping the order from the reverse chronological results given by Twitter’s own search was quite a chore.

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And check out Nancy White’s incredible graphics!

Update: The video is now available!

Photo by Tyler Ingram.

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netchick: I heart Rob Cottingham :) YAY #northernvoice09
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GusF: next keynote speaker Rob Cottingham at #northernvoice09 – really funny guy!
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mastermaq: @RobCottingham is having a moment of silence for all the services that died since the last conference haha #northernvoice09
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traceyheppner: seriously…rob cottingham is a HILARIOUS man.. :)#northernvoice09
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brooksduncan: @robcottingham is killing it already and its only 4 minutes in.#northernvoice09
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lmighton: Rob Cottingham at NorthernVoice09 – ‘Welcome to Vancouver, host city for the 2010 Olympic riots’
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Currie: Nancy White doing graphical representation on whiteboard of Rob Cottingham talk at #northernvoice09
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mastermaq: Uh oh, @RobCottingham is trying to be the first standup comic in history to heckle himself. lol #northernvoice09
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sparklytosingle: hoo boy Rob Cottingham might just be a good substitute for caffeine #northernvoice09
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cecilialu: cottingham is totally rocking it! everyone woke up! #northernvoice09
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Roxyyo: Using hootsuite to heckle his own comedy @robcottingham
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Hermida: Rob Cottingham: Welcomes attendees from out of town to Vancouver, the city of the 2010 Olympics riots, he jokes#northernvoice09
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michaelallison: @RobCottingham is going to heckle himself via @hootsuite during his own lecture. #northernvoice09
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lesliemb: Rob Cottingham is asking us to heckle him on Twitter during his talk.He’s also set up auto-tweets to heckle himself.
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Miss604: New blog entry ‘Northern Voice 2009 Keynote Rob Cottingham’ – http://tinyurl.com/anjc7l (expand)
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jennmae: Love how @robcottingham is using twitter to live heckle himself on stage #norhernvoice09
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bookminder: Nancy White doing visual interpretation ofRob Cottingham’s keynote #northernvoice09 on a big poster at the front.
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duckbeaver: @RobCottingham is heckling himself at #northernvoice09 – teh funny!
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Miss604: Rob Cottingham’s keynote is being live blogged on my site, hard to catch up with all teh funny quotes!! #nothernvoice09 http://is.gd/kmjb (expand)
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lmighton: The Twitter self-heckling @RobCottingham, very witty, sure hope this video will be posted YouTube… funny beyond local boundaries
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davetoole: Rob Cottingham socialsignal.com/n2s speaking
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supersusie: @robcottingham is super funny! currently mocking podcasts #northernvoice09
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GusF: RT @sparklytosingle: hoo boy Rob Cottingham might just be a good substitute for caffeine #northernvoice09
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trishussey: @RobCottingham @NancyWhite doing teh funny. Making a great FB TOS joke. #northernvoice09
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jaychiu: Like live CBC Spark podcast with Nora Young at #northernvoice09. Keynote #2: Rob Cottingham “the funny”
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netchick: OMG @robcottingham is my hero :)LOL!!! #northernvoice09
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duncanmm: #northervoice09 Nora Young gave a (IMHO) great, inspiring talk. Rob Cottingham up next. Promises to be very funny. Nancy White on graphics!
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jamesglave: Wild. @RobCottingham is heckling his own jokes in his keynote at #northernvoice09 via a series of pre-scheduled tweets.
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michaelallison: I want “Nasal Drainage” by Gonorrhea Massacre as my podcast theme song as per @robcottingham‘s recommendation. #northernvoice09
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Miss604: Rob Cottingham’s keynote is being live blogged on my site, hard to catch up with all teh funny quotes!! #northernvoice09 http://is.gd/kmjb (expand)
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rsodhi: Rob Cottingham from Social Signal, next keynote is up… KK introduces him as fkin’ insane! Guy is hysterical. #northernvoice09
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nickamado: Rob Cottingham second keynote. This guy is great! #northernvoice09
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mastermaq: @RobCottingham on EULAs: There’s a reason the button says submit. #northernvoice09
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sophiasian: submitting to Rob Cottingham #northernvoice09
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duncanmm: #northervoice09 Rob Cottingham has the crowd in stitches. He has said he’ll be self-heckling on Twitter.
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trishussey: “There’s a reason the button says submit” @RobCottingham #northernvoice09
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Hermida: Rob Cottingham lays into end-user agreements: We are surrendering every right. There’s a reason the button says “submit” #northernvoice09
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mirandal: @robcottingham is so freaking awesome. What a great way to spend a morning!
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drfyzziks: @awsamuel if Nat goes into labour, I’m going to blame @robcottingham ! Hilarious keynote at #northernvoice
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RobCottingham: Show us your tweets, Cottingham!! #northernvoice09
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GusF: there is a reason why there is a submit button on Rights of Service agreements @robcottingham #northernvoice09
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brooksduncan: @quikness Looks like @robcottingham has given you a new use case for hootsuite #northernvoice09
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corruptinc: Saturday, listening to Rob Cottingham keynote. Very hilarious! #northernvoice09
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netchick: Heckling @robcottingham…collaboralot is the next hot project LOL!!! #northernvoice09
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rahelab: #northernvoice09 Rob Cottingham: Age 45 is equivalent of 217 in social media years.
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LizHargreaves: Rob Cottingham on agreeing to terms of service – “Take my kidney just give me my free Scrabble application” #northernvoice09
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kimappleton: @RobCottingham – wicked funny.
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julieoc: #northernvoice09 @hootsuite proves its worth again: funny guy @robcottingham is heckling HIMSELF with pre-timed tweets
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mdwright: #northernvoice09 Who knew @robcottingham is so incredibly funny. Delivered a stand up routine for the digital age
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lmighton: Rob Cottingham links social media terms of service agreements to the dom/domme submissive world…’There’s a reason the button says submit’
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sillygwailo: @RobCottingham is making history as the first comedian to heckle himself from the backchannel. #northernvoice09
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sonson: Rob Cottingham on end user agreement “There’s a reason that the button says ‘submit'” #northernvoice09
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LoriLynn: @robcottingham great keynote, especially for early Sat morning :)
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netchick: My favourite part of @robcottingham‘s talk so far — 3 people you’ve cheated on your spouse with MEME hahahahahahah #northernvoice09
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hummingbird604: NEW BLOG POST Northern Voice 2009 – Rob Cottingham on Teh Funny http://tinyurl.com/d28g6f (expand)
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leelefever: G’morning#northernvoice09 peeps.I’m missing you. Have a great time!I see @RobCottingham does need any help. :)
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hummingbird604: @RobCottingham is showcasing – ahh the Fail Whale :) #northernvoice09
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chrisheuer: @robcottingham is one of the funniest men in the social business #northernvoice09
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netchick: @robcottingham inspires me to be more humourous — Thanks Rob!#northernvoice09
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trishussey: RT @RobCottingham: Oh, give me a break. Is he really going to talk about frakkin’ LOLcats? #northernvoice09
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UptownSound: Listening to rob cottingham drop some serious jokes on the crowd.This guy totally owns a whoopie cushion.
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netchick: RT @RobCottingham: Oh, give me a break. Is he really going to talk about frakkin’ LOLcats? #northernvoice09
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northernvoice: Rob Cottingham: Reframe business screw ups as product enhancements: lost all comment data? No more spam!
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scales: #northernvoice09 great work folks / organizers! @robcottingham is what this crowd needed today! A good laught!http://snipurl.com/cddid (expand)
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julieoc: #northernvoice09 @robcottingham: creative self-expression & need to connect. Ripples of social media expanding to include more people.
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duncanmm: Corrected RT #northernvoice09 Rob Cottingham has the crowd in stitches. He has said he’ll be self-heckling on Twitter.
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Hermida: @RobCottingham:At the heart of social media is creative self-expression and the need to connect #northernvoice09
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mastermaq: At the heart of social media is creative self-expression and the need toconnect. – @RobCottingham #northernvoice09
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julieoc: #northernvoice09 @robcottingham cites Andrew Keen’s The Cult of the Amateur–audience: “he’s a troll”. Is he? Or is he right?
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seray: RT @julieoc: #northernvoice09 @robcottingham cites Andrew Keen’s The Cult of the Amateur–audience: “he’s a troll”. Is he? Or is he right?
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darrenthetiger: My vote for @robcottingham‘s talk: LOLCats = funny
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Wendy: RT @mastermaq: At the heart of social media is creative self-expression and the need toconnect. – @RobCottingham #northernvoice09
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Kimli: @robcottingham Talk more about Transformers please! 😀 #nothernvoice09 I <3 Optimus Prime
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rickvug: Splitting my gut at #northernvoice09 is going to put the video of @RobCottingham? This needs to be shared!
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julieoc: #northernvoice “teh funny is a big part of how we connect” @robcottingham how we rebuild our atrophied muscles of connection
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netchick: @robcottingham shared laughter is something primal-laughing about same thing is social media this is how rebuild connection #northernvoice09
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carolbrowne: “the pros bomb, too.” @robcottingham
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sparklytosingle: @RobCottingham‘s Teh Funny was teh funny. #northernvoice09
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ThunderJon: Just got permission to go to ThunderTown from @RobCottingham
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mastermaq: Easily one of my favorite keynotes of all time! @RobCottingham rocks. #northernvoice09
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fncll: At NV09: Rob Cottingham giving funniest keynote ever. At ASTE where I am: Learn about NETS T Standards – Now with Clickers!
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monicahamburg: @sillygwailo Had same urge to give @RobCottingham standing ovation, but didn’t trust my skirt to be elegant when I stood up #northernvoice09
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lloydbudd: bend it like @RobCottingham ! Brilliant teh funny session!
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nbloom: Synergizing leverage & social media business are funny. Memes & LOLcats, up to you. -Cottingham #northernvoice09 http://twitpic.com/1m1vo
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julieoc: #northernvoice09 @robcottingham THANKS for that. Definitely worth the price of admission!
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formulaphoto: So glad I made it in time for @RobCottingham keynote at #northernvoice09. There is humour in truth :)
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tim_weber: RT @Hermida: R Cottingham lays into end-user agreements: We are surrendering every right. There’s a reason the button says “submit”
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retrocactus: @robcottingham‘s keynote should have been called the ‘teh awesome’ #northernvoice09
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mastermaq: RT @retrocactus: @robcottingham‘s keynote should have been called the ‘teh awesome’ #northernvoice09
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jeremylatham: @robcottingham‘s keynote should have been called the ‘teh awesome’ #northernvoice09 (via @retrocactus)
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brlamb: @robcottingham – I’ll be yet another person to say that you gave the most enjoyable keynote I’ve seen in ages… hilarious and insightful.
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chrisheuer: @robcottingham re: experts who created seinfeld/bill gates catastrophe were victims of institutionalized compromises IMHO #northernvoice09
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hummingbird604: @RobCottingham Rob your tweets are also being incorporated into the Coping Digitally liveblog #northernvoice09 – thanks for enriching it too
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trishussey: @@RobCottingham no kidding. Intense stuff #northernvoice09 #copingdigitally
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mastermaq: Some notes from @RobCottingham‘s keynote ‘teh funny': http://bit.ly/zFBhd (expand) #northernvoice09
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kgrandia: @RobCottingham thanks Rob – BTW your talk was very well done. You obviously put a lot of work into it. #northernvoice09
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Scobleizer: @RobCottingham gave one of the funniest speeches I’ve ever heard on stage at blogger conferences #northernvoice09
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OtotheLtotheM: RT @Scobleizer: @RobCottingham gave 1 of the funniest speeches I’ve ever heard on stage at blogr conferences #northernvoice09 = high praise!
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TwitLinksRSS: Northern Voice 2009: Teh Funny at MasterMaq’s Blog: No, that’s not a typo! Rob Cottingham ( @RobCottingham.. http://tinyurl.com/cmptco (expand)
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drfyzziks: Had a good time at #northernvoice09 today. Props to the organizers & speakers. Special mention to @RobCottingham for the teh funny keynote.
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skeskali: @RobCottingham was the highlight of #northernvoice09 for me today. I’m only sad I was too shy to introduce myself.

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skeskali: @RobCottingham I was standing right across from you at the burrito table. 😀 #northernvoice09

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DixonTam: @RobCottingham Thanks for an entertaining session this morning at Northern Voice. Great way to start the day.

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ruthseeley: @RobCottingham Was glad to see warmth of response to your talk – VERY funny indeed. Also glad to see you keynoting rather than infilling.
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skeskali: Most of my photos of @RobCottingham came out blurry ‘cos I was laughing too hard. #northernvoice09 http://is.gd/kpyG (expand)
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Roxyyo: RT @Scobleizer: @RobCottingham gave 1 of the funniest speeches I’ve ever heard on stage at blogr conferences #northernvoice09 I AGREE!
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