I’m not a kid anymore, and I find myself trying to keep up with the fast-paced world of the Internet that seems built for kids who need Ritalin. I’m doing okay, even though I’m a slow learner. I still don’t understand the value of FaceBook, MySpace or Twitter, and there’s always something new that’s coming out that increases the pace of information processing. I’m 56, and so far I haven’t had any luck getting my circle of friends to follow along with me into this new world. Hell, my wife doesn’t even read my blog. I tell her I often write about my girlfriends, but she doesn’t bite.
Yesterday I stumbled across a video series that explains many of the current social networking technologies that I thought I should post here. I’ll see if I can get my old fart friends to stop by and watch them, hoping they might catch onto these newfangled ideas.
The videos are from a company Commoncraft and are an excellent example of educational videos for the web. You can stop by the Show page and see their catalog. Or just jump over to YouTube and search on “in Plain English” and you’ll find them so you can send them to your friends or add to your blog. I’m going to embed a couple here to show off.