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Archive for Terminology

By now you all should know how much I love Common Craft’s new media in plain English videos! They really are the best. Here is their latest which is Social Media in Plain English (and it will make you want ice cream afterwards).

Social Media in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Other Common Craft videos I love:

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Podcasting in Plain English

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The team at Common Craft are well known for their videos that explain high tech topics in plain English. I just watched one of their newest additions, Podcasting in Plain English, and am posting it here for you to learn from too.

Have a great weekend.

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Happy RSS Day

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May 1st is RSS Awareness Day! In celebration, let’s start off with the best explanation of RSS ever from the folks at Common Craft.

Once you understand what RSS is, you need to find your favorite aggregator. Personally, I prefer Google Reader, but I know many who swear by Netvibes, Pageflakes and Bloglines. (Here is a full list of feed aggregators). This allows you to stay up to date on your favorite sites from one convenient site.

More fun RSS tools:

  • A huge compilation of free RSS icons of all shapes and sizes for you to use on your site
  • Feedburner – the ultimate tool for managing, publishing and monetizing your feed.
  • Mashable has the ultimate list of 120 RSS Tools with everything from readers, plugins, hacks, and such to help you get the most of your feed.

Happy RSS Day! Don’t forget to hug your chicklet today!

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