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stats Now With Less Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on July 28, 2009- 5:00pm

Topic: Twitter

Categories: dotsub, plainenglish, stats


Well, it was a good run. Twitter recently redesigned their home page and the link to the Common Craft video "Twitter in Plain English" has been removed. Here's the story of how it got there: Back in February of 2008, I shared the video with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. After making a handshake deal, the video appeared via a "watch a video" link from   Twitter decided to use the dotSUB player for the displaying the video, which enabled the video to be watched with subtitles in... Continue Reading

The Story of Our First Video, 2 Years Ago Today

Posted by: leelefever on April 22, 2009- 5:00pm

Topic: history

Categories: buzz, rss, stats, video


It's true. Two years ago today, we posted our very first video, RSS in Plain English. We had no idea what we were doing, or how that video would transform our lives. We had a tripod, camera and a whiteboard, and that was about. The video was lit with bedroom lamps and I was speaking directly into the microphone on the camera as I moved around the pieces of paper. The video was edited with Windows Movie Maker. It was inspired by a blog post from 2004 with the title "RSS Described in Plain... Continue Reading

How "Twitter in Plain English" Gained 2.6 Million Views

Posted by: leelefever on February 18, 2009- 4:00pm


Categories: business, dotsub, stats, twitter, video


A year ago today, I was writing the script for the video "Twitter in Plain English."  A year later, the video has over 2.6 million views, thanks to a bit of collaboration between a handful of companies. Here's how: We decided to make "Twitter in Plain English" for the same reason we made "RSS in Plain English " - it was a concept with huge potential that needed a better explanation. We wanted people to understand a resource that we value. Twitter, Inc. didn't hire us to create the video and... Continue Reading