Monday, June 2, 2014

Thing 23. I have seen the light

First, thank you. This was well designed, interesting and extremely educational. I learned so much. I was using the iPad just for the internet and reading books before I started 23 Things. As I often stated in my blog I am not too interested in sharing:) I don't post  on Facebook or Twitter. But, I can see how popular it is with so many people and I believe strongly that libraries need to stay current.

I think libraries should post on their Facebook page information about events and new books. Maybe, we could have an incentive for people to "like" us on Facebbook or follow us on Twitter. Since people are spending so much time on social sites we should have a presence there also. We could Instagram pictures of activities and programs.

How about making an Infographic about teen fantasy book (if you liked Divergent then...)?

How about sponsoring a online book club?

I don't think that I have new ideas, But I do think that 23 Things made it clear to me that there is a wide world of communication that libraries need to be involved in. When I visit Facebook I often see posts that someone likes a product or company. I have never seen that someone likes their library.
It is time. It's overdue.

Again, thank you. I would definitely do another round of 23 Things. I learned how to really utilize my iPad.  I can make notes, listen to books, find free books and listen to lectures. I might even give a life.

22. Discovering Apps

I used Quixey  to find TripAdvisor. I also looked up gardening apps and Jane Austen. I was surprised at the number of apps for all three subjects.  I will definitely use it in the future. It was simple and extensive it covered free and not so free apps.

21. Free-for-All

Trip Advisor is a wonderful app that you can use when traveling to find accommodations, restaurants and things to do just about everywhere. It includes reviews and photos and directions. I tried out a few destinations and I was impressed with the range of coverage of the subject. When my husband and I went to Illinois last Fall, I used a variety of sites to get information but often the sites did not cover everything or seemed to be incorrect. I am going to use it when we travel from now on, it just might save a marriage.

20. Games

I was not excited about Games. I have had multiple experiences waiting for people to finish a level before I could get their attention, and not just young people. Knowing that I  am no better than anyone else, I have ignored requests from friends to join them in gaming. I have not asked for or given any lives.
I tried Bubble Mania first, mainly to avoid the devil Candy Crush. It was okay but not addictive and I have already deleted it from my iPad. Then, ignoring the danger, I stepped into the popular world of Candy Crush.  It was fine when I sailed through the levels, but when I got stuck I kept trying over and over. Since I do have other things in life more pressing, I deleted Candy Crush, get behind me Satan