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Splainers Video: SMS for Life

Posted by: leelefever on March 17, 2010- 5:00pm

Categories: Explainer Network, mobile, sms, splainers, video

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Splainers recently published a new video for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.  I'm impressed, not only with the video explanation, but the idea behind SMS for Life, which uses mobile phones to ensure that malaria medicines are available for families who may need to travel to find treatment. It's great to see Splainers working on such a worthy cause and matching their skills to an idea that becomes more clear through video. Splainers, like all members of the Common Craft Explainer Network,... Continue Reading

Common Craft - NOT a Viral Video Company

Posted by: leelefever on March 14, 2010- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, licensing, video, viral

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I've been really excited to see the feedback about the new Web License. Asking people to pay to embed a video has raised questions and responding to them has been an interesting experience. If nothing else, it's eye-opening to see what people are assuming about our business. For example, Mike Masnick at Techdirt wrote an article called "Viral Video Producers Want To Charge You to Embed Their Videos."  Then, Steven Hodson at Inquisitor follow up the Techdirt article with "Common Craft... Continue Reading

Amit Asks: Will You Pay to Embed a Video on Your Website?

Posted by: leelefever on March 10, 2010- 4:00pm

Categories: business, feedback, licensing, video, wistia

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Amit Agarwal at Digital Inspiration has been a fan of Common Craft for a while and we've always enjoyed his thoughful analysis of our videos and business.  The news yesterday about our Web License prompted him to write about it - and question the business case for paying to embed videos.  We welcome this kind of analysis.  He writes: The good old YouTube days are over as Common Craft has created a new “web license” for their videos that would require bloggers and websites to pay a monthly... Continue Reading
For a while now, we've heard a common request from potential customers.  They want an easy way to license and share Common Craft videos on their website. Today we're announcing a new partnership with video sharing company Wistia that will help us serve this need with our new "Web License." A Little Background... We license our videos to individuals and organizations. Two of our most popular licenses (Individual and Site) are for offline use. Customers download video files for use on intranets/... Continue Reading

Video: Secure Websites in Plain English

Posted by: leelefever on February 8, 2010- 4:00pm

Categories: Common Craft Video, net safety, plainenglish, security, video

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We've published a new video called "Secure Websites in Plain English" Security is obviously an important part of using the Web. Thankfully, through cooperation between a number of organizations, standards have been developed to communicate when a site is secure.  Unfortunately these clues are not always known to everyday Web users.  This video covers the basics of web site security - the common threats, the basics of encryption and how to tell when a site is secure. The video also covers a... Continue Reading

The Proposition 8 Video - NOT Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on January 12, 2010- 4:00pm

Categories: Not Common Craft, video

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California's controversial Proposition 8 is back in the news, which means a fresh round of people asking if we made the video on You Tube that supports the ban on gay marriage. Though the video could be confused for a Common Craft video, it's not. Let me be as clear.  We would never, ever make such a video. Aside from our own views on the subject, we recognize that dealing in polarizing political issues is not good for our business. Our goal is to be as unbiased as possible and make videos that... Continue Reading
Today we published a new video called Protecting Online Reputations in Plain English. Aimed at younger or inexperienced web users, this video helps explain the long-term risks of sharing inappropriate photos, videos and stories on the Web. We've seen the stories and heard personal accounts about people who shared an inappropriate photo that eventually caused them to lose their job or miss an opportunity. Preventing this kind of problem can come from increased awareness about how the Web works... Continue Reading

Daniel Sevitt on The 3 Types of Online Video for Business

Posted by: leelefever on December 6, 2009- 4:00pm

Categories: business, diagram, video, viral

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Daniel Sevitt of EyeView wrote a great article on ReelSEO.com called "The Three Types of Online Video for Business." The article deserves a full read, but I was struck by this simple diagram that illustrates the types of videos and their expected outcomes. Image courtesy of EyeView

Time Lapse Video: The Making of Twitter Search in Plain English

Posted by: leelefever on November 22, 2009- 4:00pm

Categories: Making Of, timelapse, twitter, uncut, video

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This video was made from the raw, unedited footage from the making of Twitter Search in Plain English. Watch another time-lapse Common Craft video shoot here.

Video: Cloud Computing in Plain English

Posted by: leelefever on November 10, 2009- 4:00pm

Categories: Common Craft Video, computerbasics, paperworks, plainenglish, video

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Today we published a new video called Cloud Computing in Plain English: This title has been one of our most requested and for good reason.  Cloud Computing is a subject that has an explanation problem - people have a hard time understanding it because it's difficult to explain quickly.  Like Social Media, it's a subject that is very broad and lacks broad consensus in terms of clear explanations. Our hope with this video is to lay bit of groundwork so people can see the big ideas. We asked a... Continue Reading

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