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New Video: Email Access - Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on January 10, 2013- 11:20am

Categories: email, Explanation, New Video, servers, webmail

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Today we’re announcing a new video suggested by our members: Email Access - Explained by Common Craft. Email has evolved over the years. It used to live on our computers, but it now lives on servers and this evolution has changed how we think about email. This video highlights what these changes mean for the average email user. It teaches:   • Basic email infrastructure: servers and email boxes • Why email is often safe, even when a computer is ruined • The difference between POP and IMAP... Continue Reading

New Video: Online Citizenship

Posted by: leelefever on December 4, 2012- 8:55am

Categories: Explanation, net safety, New Video, online citizenship, trolls, video

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Today we’re announcing a new video: Online Citizenship - Explained by Common Craft.   What it teaches:  Sometimes communicating via computers can feel anonymous and make people lose touch with the impact of what they say online. This video highlights the problems this causes and explains a basic idea: that our words matter, online and off. It teaches: • Why citizenship matters in the real world • How one person can behave differently online and off • What happens when someone forgets that real... Continue Reading

New Video - Big Data Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on September 19, 2012- 8:24am

Categories: big data, data, Explanation, New Video, technology, video

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Today we’re announcing a new video explanation: Big Data - Explained by Common Craft   What it Teaches: Incredible amounts of data are produced every day, so much that we can’t use it all.  Big data is a term used to describe the tools and processes that seek to make this data useful and productive.  This video uses the example of traffic data to teach: Where big data comes from and how it’s collected Why special tools are required to use it The three big challenges: Volume, Variability and... Continue Reading
Today we’re announcing a new video: Crowdsourcing - Explained by Common Craft   These days crowdsourcing is changing how we think about getting things done. This video follows the story of a person who discovers how a “crowd” of strangers can help him accomplish a goal. It teaches:   • Why crowdsourcing is needed • How goals are accomplished using crowdsourcing • How crowdsourcing helps with speed, quality and cost • What motivates crowd members to contribute • How crowdfunding helps turn... 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: Apps Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on May 16, 2012- 10:01am

Categories: applications, apps, marketplace, mobile, New Video, platforms

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Today we’re announcing a new video: Apps - Explained by Common Craft   We hear so much about apps today that it’s easy to think about them being a fundamentally new phenomenon, but the truth is that we used apps or “software applications” long before mobile phones.  This video explains what caused apps to evolve and what new systems are in place that are making them so popular and useful today.   It teaches:   The big idea behind applications and how they work with computers The role of “... Continue Reading
Today we’re announcing a new video: Twitter for Business - Explained by Common Craft.     Twitter has been a big part of the Common Craft story.  In 2008 we made a video called Twitter in Plain English that was present on the Twitter home page for over a year, introducing millions to both Twitter and Common Craft. Since that time Twitter has evolved in many ways.  As it became a powerful way to track news and discover information, we made a video on Twitter Search.  Now that it’s become a... 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

New Video: Copyright and Creative Commons

Posted by: leelefever on February 7, 2012- 10:04am

Categories: copyright, creative, creative commons, IP, legal, New Video

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Today we’re announcing a new video: Copyright and Creative Commons - Explained by Common Craft.   Watch it now. One of the exciting things about having Common Craft members is working with them on ideas for future video titles. We provide them tools for suggesting and voting on future titles and this idea came directly from the members. Yaay! About the video: This video tells the story of a photographer who learns the basics of copyright law and creative commons licensing. Her story... Continue Reading

New Video: Social Networking (Facebook)

Posted by: leelefever on January 12, 2012- 9:14am

Categories: Explanation, facebook, New Video, ourwork, socialnetworking

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Today we've published a new video:  Social Networking (Facebook). This video is a much-requested sequel to our video on Social Networking.  As you likely know, a lot has changed in the world of Social Networking as Facebook has emerged to be one of the standards - and this video is aimed at why.  It covers the basic ideas through the story of a woman who becomes a member and discovers how the social network and status updates help her feel more informed and engaged with her interests. ... Continue Reading