TED – ideas worth spreading



TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. There are roughly 200 videos from some amazing creative minds.

Blogger comments:

“If you are looking for something that will expand your mind, open your heart, and possibly rekindle your faith in humankind, a good place to start is listening to the fabulously inspiring presentations made by the best and brightest among us.”
— David Sunfellow, nhne.org

“TEDTalks takes conference podcasting to a whole new level. TED is going out of its way to make it as easy as possible for anyone interested to access the speeches, by making them available in five different formats.”
— Huffington Post

“The two best talks I have ever seen … in all the conferences I went to were Al Gore’s on the future of our planet, and Hans Rosling’s on globalization and how we should welcome it. Both speeches changed my ‘worldview’ and are now available on TEDTalks. Congrats to TED for sharing that with all of us.”
— Loïc LeMeur, loiclemeur.com

“These talks are smart, concise, enjoyable and necessary in the world we live in today. TED removes the stereotype of talking heads, and allows the speakers to get to the truly important issues. It’s comforting to know that we still have people like these looking after our nation, our lifestyles and our planet.”
— Anonymous iTunes review

“If you follow only one link from this blog in your life … this is the one to choose.”
— Steven Levitt, http://www.freakonomics.com/blog

“Seeing such brilliant and inspiring people coming together to make a difference in the world is a shining beacon of hope — a dazzling ray of light.”
— Kirsten Harrell, Psy.D, ipopin.typepad.com/think_positive

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