Social Media in Plain English

Social Media in Plain English

A simple story that illustrates the forces shaping social media.

This video is a metaphor-rich explanation of Social Media. It tells of a town that changes as a result of democratization. It teaches:
• Social Media’s role in giving people the power to produce video, music, etc. on the web
• How social media compares to traditional media
• How fans play a role in deciding what should be findable and popular
• The benefits of social media to individuals and organizations

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50 replies
  1. Dziki Viki
    Dziki Viki says:

    This was great, thanks, been searching for "online courses for social media marketing" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Dylantey Social Severable – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my m8 got great success with it.

  2. stevo728822
    stevo728822 says:

    Enjoyable video but the commercial result (feedback improves sales) has been disproved.  The launching of New Coke from Coca Cola is an example of how asking your customers what they think of a product leads to the wrong conclusion.  This is because what people say is not what people do.

    Social media is about communication, not action.  The primary purpose of communication is to lie and deceive.

  3. Calum Tingham
    Calum Tingham says:

    What a great video. All comes together in the end. Makes it clear what I need to do. Create a flavour!

  4. Amber D.H.W
    Amber D.H.W says:

    Online social media is 1 of 3 things; connecting people that already know one another so they can stay on touch, business networking, or unfortunately facilitating harassment / stalking (dating that starts online is the antithesis of wise). Pay attention, if they contact you first especially.

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  7. Javier Abuabara
    Javier Abuabara says:

    You are doing a fantastic job creating a way every body with interest on new technologies get easy access to use it.

  8. MyPageDotCom
    MyPageDotCom says:

    Social media should be used responsibly. The introduction given by this video to a lot of people is not enough to teach everyone the ethics of social media. It is not just about posting what have you done recently or where you are eating. Information is spread easily and sometimes opinions are taken out of context with it. Everyone should be careful with what they are posting.

  9. Kendra Hanes
    Kendra Hanes says:

    If you’re still trying to wrap your head around a definition for Social Media.  This is one of the best videos I’ve seen. It was made in 2008 but is the meat and potatoes of Social Media.   

  10. Evan Cabral Silva
    Evan Cabral Silva says:

    Is it weird that I’m 15 and don’t have Twitter Facebook or tumbler? Nor do I truly understands them.

  11. Somlak Suwanmalee
    Somlak Suwanmalee says:

    Use Social Media in Plain English.. Maybe Help To Safe.. More Than Lists Anything Online With Video.

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  14. Luna Universe
    Luna Universe says:

    My teacher showed me one of your videos last year (Zombies in Plain English) and I found your channel after! It’s 2017 and I still love them!


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