Since you are reading this post, you likely have a good grasp of what a blog is and how this form of communication is useful. It is also likely that you have many co-workers, friends and colleagues who do not understand the value of blogs, wikis or other new forms of sharing ideas and information.

I found some videos on YouTube that do a fantastic job of explaining these concepts (and provide an excellent model for communicating to non-technical audiences). I have been sharing these videos with co-workers and friends for several months. Many of of the readers of this blog may find these videos useful as well.

Blogs in Plain English




Wikis in Plain English




Social Bookmarking in Plain English




Common Craft has many more excellent “In Plain English” videos on their website.