Friday, August 10, 2007

Social Bookmarking in Plain English

Just came across this video by Lee Lefever explaining social bookmarking in simple terms. It could be a great aid to explaining Delicious and other sites (he mentions Magnolia and furl) to teachers, students and even your relatives who haven't experienced this approach yet.

I'm interested because we are currently working on converting the OTAN My Resources area from the old files and folders model to the new tags and tag clouds model, and should have this up soon. We have about 1,000 people who have saved links in their Resources area, and I anticipate that all will not be thrilled with the change, as all never are. Maybe we can send out a link to this video to help explain what social bookmarking is. What do you think?

He has posted some other videos too, like RSS in Plain English and Social Networking in Plain English. Check him out on YouTube or at the Common Craft Show.


tinkerbellchime said...

Another excellent video. Very clear and friendly. I like the fast pace. Useful information.

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Branka said...

I like the way leelefever uses 'old technology' to describe the 'new technology'. He did not use a screen capture software, but he used a bunch of paper cutouts, a whiteboard and markers.