I am galloping through this exercise in Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 way too fast. I feel like I'm in a race, mostly with myself!
I can't spend too much time on it at work because of other obligations;
I want to rush through the reading to do the more exciting and fun online activities;
I want to rush through each "Thing" so I can mark it off my list and move on to the next "thing";
I want to jump on my blog and egotistically share my feelings and thoughts with the rest of the world;
And so forth.
But now I realize, did I really grasp all the potential uses of Flickr?
If someone were to ask me to explain what mashups are, could I?
Do I really understand RSS feeds?
Why do I keep getting Bloglines, Technorati, and Rollyo confused?
Perhaps at the end of 23Things there should be a short test:
- What is a blog?
- What is Flickr and how do people use it? Why is it considered a social networking tool?
- What are RSS feeds?
- How are RSS feeds different or the same as the Blogline service?
- What did Rollyo do?
- What are tags?
- What is the primary use for Del.icio.us and why would people subscribe to it?
- What did Technorati do?
- Describe wikis and their uses.
- How is an online productivity tool (word processing through Zoho, for example) different from word processing using Microsoft Word?
- How could the library use YouTube?
- How could the library use podcasts?
Slow down everyone--and I'm also talking to myself! Read the Library 2.0 blog, click onto all the links to see where they go, and really take the time to absorb what is being presented. The idea is to learn 23 things, not to simply check 23 things off a list.