Social Signal

Creating a social media presence in 2010

By now, virtually any organization that is committed to the web has asked: how can social media and online community strengthen our relationship to our members or customers, and help us fulfill our mission? That is fundamentally the same question that a handful of...
The next chapter: Emily Carr University

The next chapter: Emily Carr University

Two months ago, Rob and I decided to refocus Social Signal on social media capacity building. We recognized that we have the most impact — and the most fun — delivering the workshops, training and content that helps organizations find and realize their...
Ask social media experts to share their secrets at SXSW

Ask social media experts to share their secrets at SXSW

The incredible reaction to Open SoSi got me thinking about my proposed panel for SXSW, Are you smarter than a social media expert? As originally conceived, this panel asked: Is there such a thing as a social media expert? What do they bring to the table? The experts...
How to enable sleep on your HP Mini hackintosh netbook

How to enable sleep on your HP Mini hackintosh netbook

This is a postscript to my series on why & how to Mac-ify a PC netbook. After following the initial (relatively easy) version of the Mac OS install using NetbookBootMaker, I saw that My HP Mac Mini had solved the (brutal!) sleep problem that made my mini freeze...
12 things you don’t know about Rob Cottingham

12 things you don’t know about Rob Cottingham

In a few hours I’ll be thankful for a plate of turkey, stuffing and gravy. Meanwhile, there’s nothing like jamming chunks of bread into the cavity of a formerly living creature to make you appreciate what really matters in life. As I stood elbow-deep in...
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