Has anything changed as a result of this experience? What were my favorite Things and discoveries? How did I connect with others doing the 23 Mobile Things? Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes? What could the program do differently? Would I participate in the future in something similar? How would I describe my learning experience in one word or one sentence?
The value of this program for me is having a better idea of what apps are out there, simple as that. More specifically, I was happy to have a better understanding of the categories of apps that are available. So, awareness of the breadth and depth of apps was the main take-away for me. An unexpected outcome was discovering just how many apps have little or no place in my personal life. There are so many apps available that are useless or extraneous that it helps to have a program such as 23 Mobile Things to wade through the hundreds of possibilities and point the way to those apps that are most robust or most popular. As far as connecting to others who are working through this project, I read a few blogs now and again that were of interest to me, mostly those of my coworkers in the Hennepin County Library system. There's nothing I could suggest that be done differently. I thought the project was easy to follow and cohesive and the apps that were chosen were interesting and represented well the best in their categories. I think the timeline was appropriate and the time allotted adequate. I was surprised to see just how many people abandoned the project and how quickly they did it. I would absolutely participate in a similar opportunity. I wish I had been able to participate in earlier renditions. My favorite Things were a renewed interest in Instagram, Remember the Milk, Viddy, Vine, and Audioboo. I am looking forward to using RoadNinja in July as I road trip with a friend to Montana and Yellowstone National Park. The most valuable thing I learned was an insider's nuts and bolts look at blogging.