All posts for “internet”

Video: Computer Networks

Posted by: leelefever on August 27, 2013- 11:02am

Categories: Common Craft Video, computer, internet, networks, technology, web

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The chances are, you use computer networks every day. Whether you connect to a network at your workplace, or use the Internet at home, computer networks help information get to you efficiently.   But have you wondered how they work or what’s really happening when you visit a web page? This video makes it easy: Watch it now.   What it Teaches:   This video focuses on the basics of computer networks, and how data and information are shared. It teaches: The basic idea of a network, online and... Continue Reading

New Video on VPNs!

Posted by: leelefever on May 28, 2013- 10:13am

Categories: business, Common Craft Video, internet, networks, security, VPN, workplace

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Based on suggestions and votes from Common Craft members, we just published a new video called Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) - Explained by Common Craft.     What it Teaches: This video explains the business use of Virtual Private Networks. It tells the story of Candice who discovers her new employer’s VPN, which means she can securely connect to the company network over the Internet.    • Why normal Internet connections are not secure for business information • Why VPNs make sense for... Continue Reading

New Video: Application Programming Interfaces - APIs

Posted by: leelefever on March 21, 2013- 11:25am

Categories: APIs, Common Craft Video, internet, technology, web

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Today we’re announcing a new video: Application Programming Interfaces - APIs - Explained by Common Craft   Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are a fundamental part of the Web. By connecting websites and applications to specialized functions over the Internet, they can help websites become more fully featured and productive. Watch it now.   What it teaches:   This video tells the story of Carson, who has an idea to sell interactive maps on his website. Rather than buying and... Continue Reading
  Today we’re announcing a new video: Website Cookies, Explained by Common Craft.   This video was suggested and voted on by Common Craft members who will use it to educate others in classrooms and on the Web. It teaches:   How and why cookies are saved to your computer when visiting a website The role cookies play in helping websites remember you The two basic types: session and persistent cookies How advertisers may use cookie data How website owners use cookie data for analyzing traffic  ... Continue Reading

New Video: Web Browsers Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on March 13, 2012- 11:02am

Categories: Explanation, internet, New Video, web, web browsers

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Today we're announcing a new video: Web Browsers - Explained by Common Craft. Based on suggestions and votes from our members, this video provides an introduction to Web browsers and their most powerful features. It’s meant to help less technical people see the browser as software that makes web pages easy to manage.  Along with basics, the video also provides direction on using browser extensions, tabs, search and even the “find” tool for searching a single page.   This video is part of our... Continue Reading

Video: History of the Internet by PICOL

Posted by: leelefever on January 8, 2009- 4:00pm

Categories: history, internet, video

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The Explainist blog pointed me to this awesome video that tracks the evolution of the web from the very beginning. History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.   I'm inspired by some of the iconography, which is one of the goals of PICOL. From the PICOL web site : PICOL is an project for providing free and open icons for electronic devices. The aim is to find a common pictorial language for electronic communication. Bonus video: The Drawn! blog pointed me to these neat little... Continue Reading