In the new issue of Fast Company, Anya Kamenetz calls TED “the first new top-prestige education brand in more than 100 years.” As she writes in the story titled “How TED Connects the Idea-Hungry Elite”: “The instant popularity of TED talks might say something … promising about both our collective consciousness and our collective attention span.”
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How come TED’s head guy Chris Anderson is giving his own TEDTalk? Well, it all started with an idea that wouldn’t go away — an insight into the true significance of web video, and what it might mean for the world’s future. Bruno Giussani, who runs our TEDGlobal conference, got excited enough about the idea […]
One billion. That’s a thousand millions. In other words, the number of seconds contained in 31 and a half years. The population of the continent of Africa, as of 2011. The number of inches that would stretch halfway across the Earth. And the number of users of Facebook hit in October. Our curator Chris Anderson says […]