Our USQ 23 Things pilot is ending with a reflection. With the orientation that makes a total of 10 weeks across 8 things. That’s a somewhat truncated version of the full 23 Things, which is itself a truncated version of the original 43 Things that I found when I did some digging a week or two ago. I assume that 43 Things was derived from the 43 Folders idea. That I understand. 43 = 12 + 31 and is the number of folders needed for a tickler system in which things are filed for the day they are due in the current month or under a future month. The originator of 23 Things apparently thought 43 Things would be too many and arbitrarily reduced the number. If our pilot is any indication that was a smart move. We appear to have struggled with 8 Things over 10 weeks.
The invitation this week is to reflect on the past 9 weeks. I looked at the 4 suggested readings about social media and academia. They were interesting and confirmed some existing ideas but I don’t think there was much that was truly new for me in there. Coincidentally Corinne Weisgerber tweeted a link this morning to 10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore. That’s 10 more things just waiting to be explored for those who made it through this pilot and really wanted 23 Things 🙂