How to understand Web 2.0? With "how to" videos
A recent CBC Spark podcast introduced me to a great new series of “Paperworks videos”. The CommonCraft Show, produced by a husband and wife duo, uses low-tech paper cutouts and whiteboards to explain Web 2.0 tools and technologies.
Two Web 2.0 tools that I couldn’t imagine living without – RSS and social bookmarking. Both are easy to use and boost productivity, but sound complex. Sachi LeFever and Lee LeFever understand that these tools aren’t difficult to use – techies and insiders often just do a bad job of explaining the tools “in plain English”. Connecting the dots a step further, the LeFevers realize that these tools would break into the mainstream more quickly if people understood just how easy the tools were to adopt.
Since I’m posting to a blog, I thought it was only fitting to include the “RSS in Plain English” video below. And the great news – if after watching the video, you’re so inclined – you can add the FanTrust blog to your RSS reader. The orange RSS button can be found at the top right hand corner of this page.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
And, if FanTrust’s recent blog on Facebook apps piqued your interest, you’ll want to check out CommonCraft’s “Zombies in Plain English,” which walks viewers through the popular and ubiquitous Facebook game application.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
If you ever wondered about social bookmarking, Wikis or Twitter, visit The CommonCraft Show. And, because the videos are under Creative Commons, you’re free to share the videos on your own website, or with your corporate team. Pass it on!