(TED’s on its annual two-week vacation; during the break, we’re posting new playlists from the TEDTalks archive.)
Chances are, you live a plugged-in life. We connect with Facebook, share through Twitter, watch on YouTube, learn from Google. Today’s playlist explores what it means to live online. We start with a blogging visionary — SixApart’s Mena Trott, the founding mother of the blog revolution. She talks about finding community, relationships and a healthy dose of narcissism in the blogosphere:
Clay Shirky encourages the world to spend its trillion-plus hours of free time making cool things online:
Evan Williams shows how 140 characters can give voice to natural disasters and thirsty plants — and maybe change the world.
Kevin Kelly marvels at what the web has become in only 5,000 days. What should we expect from the next phase of its life … and how will we keep up?
What are your favorite stories about our online lives in the TEDTalks archive? Add your suggestions for this playlist to the comments below, or email email@example.com with the subject PLAYLIST: ONLINE. (Jog your memory with the TEDTalks spreadsheet.)
And look for fresh TEDTalks starting August 16.
Curator of this playlist: Rachel Tobias