Since quite some time, I’m a huge fan of Lee and Sachi Lefever of Common Craft Productions who uses a simple format and real-world stories to explain web 2.0 in plain English. Here is a wrap-up and must-see of their best videos (imho) that explain things you need to know about Web2.0.This is their most recent creation. A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal; Blogs in Plain English.
Now we’re all reporters and producers of content, we’ll need a way to manage it all. The power of RSS readers is huge and the only way not to lose time when following all kind of online sources. It’s a must have for everyone who is online and lives like that. I’m a fan and user of Netvibes. But here’s the intro: RSS in Plain English.
Another manner to organize your online content is bookmarking. Bookmarking is useful except when you don’t classify them immediately and don’t use clear tags. For both work and pleasure fun, I use del.icio.us. People need to know about the power of social bookmarking and how it makes web pages easy to remember, organize and share; Social Bookmarking in Plain English.
From social bookmarking to social networking now. Social Networking wins at popularity and gets more and more attention. Facebook, Myspace, Netlog, etc. are companies who enable people to make and maintain friendships. Common Craft made this video for people who wonder why social networking sites are so popular. They believe that it solves a real world problem. And I agree. So, here’s Social Networking in Plain English.
There are also some cool business networks. I use LinkedIn & Plaxo every day. And to finish this series, let’s enterprise 2.0 a bit… (awful term isn’t it J) Working together can be made much easier. Collaborating on a shared platform as on for instance wiki’s is much more efficient than you might think. Wiki web sites are easy to use, but hard to describe. Common Craft uses the practical example of planning a camping trip to explain; Wiki’s in Plain English.
A big Yéééééééh for Common Craft Productions!