"I cannot believe the fantastic selection and must sees of this week. What a fantastic thing to have available to us.
Thank you - Mary
Here are our top 15 most popular videos and headlines from the past week as decided by our community.
Join us for an experiment in participatory media. Our site is designed to allow members to rate content up or down to determine its prominence on the site. We're now getting several member submissions in our video library every day, so we need everyone's help reviewing and rating content.
Here's a Quick Guide:
5 Stars: Excellent, I'd share it with multiple friends and re-share it later
4 Stars: Great, I'd definitely share it
3 Stars: Good ideas, support the message but limited appeal. Might not share.
2 Stars: Ok. Support the message but the presentation was lacking. Would not share.
1 Star: Archive this. Inappropriate for the site. Duplicate content. Lacks credibility.
How Does Content Get Sorted?
5-4 star content gets featured on the homepage and stays in the default "Best & Unrated" filter on the content browsing pages. They will also appear higher up the list when sorting content by "highest rated."
3-2 star content goes to the "All Member" content filter while 3 star content shows up across the site under "Related" content on all details pages.
1 star content gets hidden and is accessible via the "Sort by: Hidden" drop down.
The usefulness of the site as a high-quality resource depends on setting our standards high, so try not to feel bad for rating a video or headline with a good message 3 or 2 stars if the presentation or quality isn't up to par.
If you're new to Films For Action, below are 3 of our most popular features. They're also 3 of the best links to share with your friends, giving folks new to the site the best immediate sense of what we're all about. Regularly sharing these alternative perspectives online is also one of the best ways to help amplify the power and potential of decentralized, citizen-distributed media.
Want to help spread the word?
Email this newsletter to 5-10 friends and encourage them to sign up as a member of the site to start receiving our weekly newsletter - distilled and refined multiple times to provide the best gems from across the alternative media each week.
And of course, if you find a great video, news headline or action idea, we encourage you to add it to the site. You can also publish original writings. This site is powered by all of us, so it will become what we make it.
Cheers! - Tim Hjersted