Friend Feed and Twitter – an experiment

By Kate Foy

I followed a reasonably heated Friend Feed debate-thread some days ago. It was initiated by someone complaining about Twitter ‘crap’ appearing in the Friend Feed Home feed and supposedly diverting or undermining ‘meaningful’ threaded conversation; it was clearly a gate-keeper post by someone who felt Friend Feed’s real strength was being diluted by these disembodied…

Friendfeed: a ticket to ride – but where?

By Kate Foy

Well, the pussycat’s among the pigeons as of this morning with news that Facebook has acquired Friendfeed. The interwebs are aflutter. What will it mean? Has the jock got the good-girl (as Louis Gray wittily notes)? What will it mean for us dedicated Friendfeeders? Only time will tell. Let’s hope the feel of Friendfeed with…

The Geek That Keeps on Giving

By Kate Foy

Oh well of course I had to post this. I’m tired of having to explain the what and whys of my own online engagement. ‘The Society for Geek Advancement’ is a delightful, short video to which I related … immediately. I wonder can you tell why?

Learning as you go: me and my blog on Thesis

By Kate Foy

No, not that thesis as in dissertation … been there, done that … but the Thesis theme that graces this blog: DIYThesis a WordPress theme by Chris Pearson. Now I bought Thesis ages ago because I wanted the freedom to customise my blog’s design without the pain of learning all that coding stuff. I happen…

World Theatre Day 2009: going viral

By Kate Foy

World Theatre Day isn’t about creating a global theatre experience. It’s about celebrating the local theatre experience globally. World Theatre Day is an acknowledgement that we are all doing this thing that we love. And the internet allows us to share those local celebrations and revel in the fact that we’re not alone in our…

How (really useful) discussions begin on Twitter

By Kate Foy

Image via CrunchBase I’ve written here and elsewhere about Twitter. You’ve heard about it of course, even if you don’t use it. Twitter’s the application that enables online messaging – 140 character delimited ‘micro-blogs’ or comments to and from people you ‘follow’ or who follow you. It’s changed the way online habitués communicate, taking many…