Do you get lost quite quickly when your tech saavy co-workers or even your teenagers start talking about wiki's, blogs, social networks and photo sharing? You certainly aren't alone. As much as it seems everyone is participating in these new online realms, generally a very small percentage of web users are actively using any of these technologies. I'd guess that often enough this is simply because most people simply don't know what things like "RSS" mean. They don't see the value it creates for them and aren't motivated to figure it out.
I'd guess many of you reading this blog, don't really know what a blog is, or what those RSS links on the right are for. We are planning on providing help pages on all this stuff here on nowtoronto.com but in the meantime, I've get a great link for you. It's called The Commoncraft Show. Creators, Lee and Sachi LeFever produce videos using hand drawn illustrations and simple English to explain technology.
I'd suggest starting with RSS, then watching photo sharing and if you're really adventurous, their latest video on Twitter. When you are all tech'd out, you can also get an explanation of what CFL's are.