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Video: BitTorrent - Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on January 31, 2011- 4:00pm

Categories: Bittorrent, Common Craft Video, Explanation, technology, video

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  Today we’re publishing a new video: BitTorrent Explained by Common Craft Watch the video. Chances are, even if you’re one of the millions who use BitTorrent every day, you don’t really know how it works.  That’s part of the magic that makes it so popular - it just works.  It helps you download files from the Internet faster than any other method. This video explains the moving parts that work together to deliver the file to your computer.   Those of you who tune-in to the Common Craft blog... Continue Reading
Today we’re publishing a new video called Social Media and the Workplace - Explained by Common Craft.   As so many of you know, Social Media and especially sites like Facebook and Twitter are changing the way that organizations think about external communication. Our goal with this video was to help organizations see how the environment is changing and highlight what they can do to be a productive part of it. This video uses an example that highlights a reaction to a crisis, but the message is... Continue Reading
Today we've published a new video: Secure Passwords - Explained by Common Craft I don't know about you, but in the past I've taken passwords for granted. These days though, I'm very careful with my passwords because I know the risks and what lengths criminals will go to discover someone's password.  This video is about understanding the risks, creating a password that can't be guessed and protecting it from criminals and wandering eyes. This video will soon be part of our Net Safety Pack,... Continue Reading

Video: Wikipedia - Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on May 24, 2010- 5:00pm

Categories: Common Craft Video, Explanation, video, wikipedia

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Today we've published a new video:  Wikipedia - Explained by Common Craft Wikipedia is one of those resources that works, but it's not always clear why.  It seems preposterous that 1000s of volunteers could not only create an online encyclopedia, but also make it a trusted resource for millions around the world for many years. But it is a reality.  Wikipedia has become one of the web's biggest success stories.  But how does it really work? What is in place to make sure that the... Continue Reading

Video: Preparing an Emergency Plan

Posted by: leelefever on April 27, 2010- 5:00pm

Categories: Common Craft Video, emergency plan, Explanation, video

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Today we're publishing a new video called "Preparing an Emergency Plan - Explained by Common Craft" If you've seen the news lately, you know there is no shortage of emergencies.  Tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, earthquakes, fires, it's all out there.  We don't like to think about them affecting us, but they can.  This video is focused on making a plan so that you and your family or loved-ones know what to do when an emergency happens.  It only takes 20 minutes to create an emergency... Continue Reading
Today we're releasing a new video: Augmented Reality - Explained by Common Craft We don't make a habit of making videos about every new gadget or technology. Everyone once in a while though, a technology captures our attention and becomes a candidate for a video. The video we've published today caught our attention - it's a topic that I think we'll be hearing a lot more about in coming years. It combines information from the web and reality - what you see through a camera phone.  By making... 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
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

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

Zombies in Plain English - Protect Your Brain this Halloween

Posted by: leelefever on October 14, 2009- 5:00pm

Categories: Common Craft Video, fun, holiday, humor, zombies

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It's that time again folks.  If you're worried about your brain this Halloween, Zombies in Plain English can help!

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