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Join the conversation about #TEDTalksEd

Join the conversation about #TEDTalksEd

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Want to talk about education? Inspired by TED Talks Education, our one-hour TV special that aired on PBS night, and this morning’s batch of TED Talks, here’s a roundup of some great TED Conversations you can join: High school freshman Colin Petre asks: Is college really as important as our society today has made it []

This week’s best questions, ideas and debates from TED Conversations

This week’s best questions, ideas and debates from TED Conversations

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TED Conversations is a unique space where any member of this community can get feedback on an idea, pose an interesting question, or start a fascinating debate with fellow TEDizens from around the globe. This week, dozens of new conversations were started — from “Should we have an opinion about everything?” to “Teaching robotic fundamentals with []

Questions, ideas and debates from TED Conversations — with a map!

Questions, ideas and debates from TED Conversations — with a map!

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TED Conversations is a unique space where any member of the TED.com community can get feedback on an idea, pose an interesting question, or start a fascinating debate with fellow TEDizens from around the globe.  We’ve seen participants from Columbia to Palestine, Sudan to Nepal—a total of 114 countries in just the past 30 days.  See []

Should I leave a comment on TED.com? A commenting manifesto

Should I leave a comment on TED.com? A commenting manifesto

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You’ve just watched a TED Talk, and now you have some thoughts — about the subject, about the speaker, about life. In the world of TED ideas, those reflections and reactions are some of our most important resources. Yet, for every 1,000 views on TED.com, only 1 viewer writes a comment in the space below []

Read about our most-commented TED Conversation yet

Read about our most-commented TED Conversation yet

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Australian Morgan Barnes posted a TED Conversation discussion question in December that was on many people’s minds: “Has the time come for the U.S. Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?” Over the next month, TED community members chimed in to voice their opinions nearly 1,400 times. The discussion closed this week, just as President Barack Obama []

Comments we loved this year: The polite critique

Comments we loved this year: The polite critique

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TED Talks often get 100 or more comments — a mixed bag of kudos, critiques and questions. Looking back on the year, here are a few comments that wowed us. Every video on TED.com is carefully selected, but not every TEDster will like every talk. Disagree with a speaker’s logic, methods or sources? We want []