What's the best blog post/video/tweet/whatever to explain how the Stack Exchange system works to regular people? I am trying to gauge interest for a new Stack Exchange site, but I want to explain it to people as best (and preferably) as visually as I can. Any YouTube clips breaking it down? Commoncraft anyone?
Note: I am fully aware of this question, but mine is about Stack Exchange, not Stack Overflow.
Most people think I'm describing traditional forum software, which they know sucks. Is there some way to describe the magic of how the design of the Stack Exchange system actually produces useful results very quickly? I can describe generally that it is a Q&A site that users vote on the answers, but Stack Overflow feels like so much more. Am I perhaps thinking too big about this?