THING 23: REFLECTIONS ON THE 23 THINGS
It seems like an eternity ago that we were reflecting on our lifelong learning goals. Of course, this journey through the land of 23 Things has added considerably to my learning toolbox (#5 of the Lifelong Learning Seven and a Half). Most of all, learning the 2.0 tools, almost none of which I had a grasp of, relates to #6: Use technology to your advantage. I now feel poised to do so. Some of the tools I already depend on, many others I am incorporating into my way of life and learning more gradually, and still others I don't foresee using but will remain open to. Who knows what lies ahead? Embracing the question is part of the ride.
FAVORITE 2.0 TOOLS BY CATEGORY
Potential Personal Addictions:
Most Personally Indispensible:
All-Around Large-Scale Innovation Potential:
Most Fun and Inspiring Methods of Communication
NOT SO FAVORITES
Most Frustrating Due to Tech Difficulties:
Couldn't Figure Out But Definitely Worth Trying Again:
Why isn't social networking one of the 23 Things?
That said, I have a Facebook page, but I never visit. I use it to find people (and allow myself to be found) and exchange email addresses, then take our conversations to more private places. The ability of search engines to crawl through such sites sets off my Orwellian Alarm Bells. Social networking sites are the most disconcerting for their potential for abuse by outside interests. On the other hand, thanks to Facebook, and the fact that her son has an unusual name that I used to search, I was finally able to find my best friend from high school after 25 years...