Tribal Markings: hashtags

By Kate Foy

I found myself explaining the purpose of hashtags this morning on my Facebook page.  I’d posted to my news feed about a livestreaming event happening later in the day, with a reminder that hashtagging it would enable the conversation to be tracked.  Someone asked what a hashtag was.  Oh, how easily we forget that not…

Footnotes to my year in theatre – 2009

By Kate Foy

The theatre and I have had a love affair for many years now; my Actors Equity membership card notes 13 March 1973 as my joining date, but that is just the marker of when it became a day job for real; the affair began long before then.  During this – my first, official year of…

Deserting the ship

By Kate Foy

I’ve loved Tumblr for years. It’s been my online scrapbook for quotes and images. From today I’m tinkering in Posterous, especially since it’s design is now customisable. Oh yes, and this is a test post. Posted via email from Kate Foy Related articles by Zemanta Posterous Launches Support for Themes, Import from Tumblr (readwriteweb.com) Posterous…

The evolution of a blog: enter the lifestream

By Kate Foy

If you’re a regular visitor to Groundling, you may have noticed that the last few days’ posts have been little compendiums of my online reading for the day. I haven’t posted any original material, but have chosen instead to share my day’s discoveries with my readers.  Lazy blogger? Mmm … well I don’t believe in…

Life snippets: a collector’s tale

By Kate Foy

I’ve been collecting snippets of my life for years. I guess I am a confirmed diarist at heart, although the collection process is random and not nearly as organised as it might be. I’ve had a camera since I was 11 years old – a Box Brownie as I recall – and have been collecting…

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…