This weeks GGB is Kate Carruthers, her profile is below…
Geek Girl Profile -
Name: Kate Carruthers
Screen Name’s: kcarruthers or carruthk
Personal Blog: http://carruthk.blogspot.com
Social Networks: Twitter, Plurk, Linkedin, Facebook, Friendfeed, Profilactic, flickr, digg, brightkite, social|median.
Current Employment: Digital Business Group Pty Ltd, Creation Nation Pty Ltd, Macquarie University
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Just started as a way for me to remember stuff that caught my attention & keep track of ideas. Then it helped me to get in touch with the little girl who used to write stories everyday and I realised that I like writing, the process of communication. Blogging is great fun because it is not just one way communication like a book, people can write back and you can have conversations.
It varies from tech stuff, business, oddities, lolcats (I am obsessed with lolcats - refer for www.icanhascheezburger.com for more details). Recently I've been writing a bit more about training and education since starting the lecture at university.
My blogging is in bursts depending on how busy I am with work & other stuff, and also how much something grabs my attention. The format is mainly text but supported with images or embedded video such as www.youtube.com, www.ustream.com or TED (www.ted.com).
I've been on the interwebs for a long time and was one of those people who were intrigued by the development of HTML in the early days. Mostly I was interested in hypertextuality and how it had the potential to change the way we communicate and think. We're really starting to see that work out now in the concept of hyperconnectivity (HT: Mark Pesce), social media and social networks. So I really started blogging to keep track of my ideas and things that interest me - thus the blog name "Aide-Memoire" or aid to memory.