Lee LeFever over at CommonCraft has produced another great “in plain English” video: social networking. I always enjoy these videos because they distill a huge, confusing topic into easily understood ideas.

LeFever has produced several videos using this format, which he calls Paperworks. Apparently a lot of folks have asked him about the limitations of this format — about the constraints. He explains:

The lesson is that constraints work to limit the number and depth of decisions we have to make. By eliminating the decisions about technology, presentation, music, etc. we have time to focus on the core of what makes Paperworks work: the ideas.

I think that’s a great lesson I can teach students.