Delicious videos: Introduction and marketing

To wrap up a week of posts about the Delicious social bookmarking service, I just want to point you to the good work of Common Craft. A few years ago, they produced a “Social Bookmarking in Plain English” video. It works as a great introduction to the service. Make sure to share that link with anyone who asks you to explain Delicious. Better yet, if you have a budget, you can purchase the video for your personal use or to include on your site.

Here is a very different kind of Delicious video. It’s from Relativity Business Technology Solutions and talks about how Delicious can be used for marketing.

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If you liked this post, you might want to check out these other recent Delicious posts:

How to use one link to find more in Delicious

In the third of a series of posts about using the networking features of the Delicious social bookmarking site, I use a Wired story to find a New York Times journalist and add him my Twitter and Delicious networks.

Here are my other recent posts about Delicious:

Video: Evolution of Orange County media

OC Insight is a half-hour talk show focusing on issues impacting Orange County. It is the product of a partnership between California State University, Fullerton and KCET. In November, I was part of a (“Someone must have messed up. I don’t belong on stage with veterans Jeff Rowe and Jean Pasco!”) three-person panel on an episode called “The Orange County Media Evolution.”

I bit of background: I was initially contacted to be the “experienced blogger and new media practitioner.” By the day of the shoot, things had changed and the representative for the Orange County Register was no longer on the panel. I tried my best to shift gears to be “old media transitioning into new.”

Kudos to OC Insight for making this video available for embedding and for Christopher Bugbee for tracking me down on Twitter. Make sure to visit the show’s web site for a full list of episodes.

By the way, this is my television debut, and this show is in no way affiliated to The Kevin Sablan Show.

Screencast as storytelling tool, #followwomenjournas video

Events that take place completely online can be captured using programs that record what you see on your screen. Those recordings are called screencasts. You might have run across them as video tutorials or promotional videos, but they can also be used to tell a story.

I used screenr to create this “screencast story” that explains the role my blog post played in the #followwomenjournas “hashtag movement” sparked by a @Mediabistro tweet.

Once the video is playing, make sure to click on the “View in HD” link to watch it in the same size it was recorded.

I would love to see something like this done by someone with experience creating quality screencasts. I must have violated every best practice out there. Pleas feel free to share any tips in the comments below.

Here are a few other takes on the birth of the #followwomenjournas hashtag: