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Common Craft Videos: Social Media


This video introduces the concept of a blog as a way for every person to have the power to share news and information. It includes how blogs are created and changing the idea of news in the 21st century.

Online Discussion Forums

This video explains discussion forums and its role on the web. It also teaches how forums are managed and can become a community.

Online Photo Sharing (cc) 2:34

This video explains the basics of photo sharing and how to do it safely and responsibly.

Podcasts Explained (cc) 2:57

Podcasts are now a major source of information and entertainment, but many people are still unsure about how they work and how it can fit into their lives. This video explains the basic idea of podcasting and answers common questions about being a podcast listener. It explains the major types of podcasts,  how podcasts are like DVRs for radio shows, and how to subscribe and listen to a podcast.

RSS (cc) 2:53

This video introduces RSS as a way to subscribe to websites and save time on the Web. An "old vs. new" theme illustrates how RSS differs from visiting web sites independently, including the new and old ways of reading news on the web. It also explains RSS Readers and what to expect when using an RSS reader.

Social Bookmarking (cc) 3:14

This video introduces the basics of bookmarking services like

Social Media (cc) 3:24

This video is a metaphor-rich explanation of Social Media. 

Social Media and the Workplace (cc) 3:40

This video reviews how social media sites like blogs, Twitter and Facebook are changing how companies think about external communication.

Social Networking (cc) 1:45

This video introduces the basic ideas behind Social Networking. It focuses on the role of social networking in solving real-world problems.

Social Networking (Facebook) (transcript) 2:37

 This video teaches the basic ideas behind social networking with sites like Facebook. (transcript)

Twitter (cc) 2:16

This video introduces the Twitter service.  It focuses on Twitter's ability to connect people in new ways with short messages.

Twitter for Business (cc) 3:05

Twitter has evolved into a powerful business tool.  Organizations large and small are using it to communicate with and learn from customers.  This video focuses on the three businesses who use Twitter in different ways.

Twitter Search (cc) 3:08

This video uses a metaphor of “Twitterville” to illustrate the opportunities to use the Twitter Search feature to find people and information, read news and discover emerging information.

Wikipedia (cc) 3:37

Wikis (cc) 3:27

This video introduces a "wiki" website as a resource for helping a group of campers organize and coordinate information for a camping trip. It explains why email is a poor choice for coordinating a group's input and the basics of using a wiki with its capability to edit the wiki to add, remove and edit their camping supplies list.


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