Category Archives: Video

Social Media: It’s Bigger Than Both of Us

Are you old enough to remember Milton Berle’s TV comedy show in the early 50s? If you’re too young or don’t remember, the show featured a running gag. Max, Berle’s lovestruck secretary, tries to cajole Berle into marrying her. Don’t fight it, she urges him. “It’s bigger than both of us.”

That’s pretty much how I felt when I watched Erik Qualman‘s video featuring some mindboggling statistics on social media. Love or hate social media, there’s no fighting it. It’s bigger than all of us. Qualman, the author of Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business, updates his book with periodic videos. The latest update Social Media Revolution 3 features these factoids:

–Social media has overtaken pornography as the #1 activity on the web.

–1 in 5 couples meet online; 1 in 5 divorces are blamed on Facebook.

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How to Easily Share Your Travel Photos with Friends

You can share your photos with friends via e-mail. But a better way is to upload and share photos on Facebook, or a photo sharing site such as Picasa.

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Need Help: Who Ya Gonna Call? TeachParentsTech

Do you use your kids or grandkids as your Help Desk? Google staffers were so frequently presented with how-to tech list when they visited their parent, they created a website It provides under two-minute videos to explain common computer and web tasks.

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Great Explanations: Technology in Plain English

Writing about web technology in plain English is hard work. But Common Craft manages to do it in three-minute videos that are not only clear, but fun. Topics include blogs, RSS, social networking and cloud computing.

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Google Alerts: Get Updates on Any Topic

Google Alerts sent via e-mail are a great way to stay current on any topic.

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YouTube for How To’s: Just-In-Time Learning

My favorite YouTube app is just-in-time elearning. You can learn how to do just about anything in under 10 minutes. You can do it 24/7. And it’s free.

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