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Comment(s) of the week, Jan. 4, 2017: Let’s talk about faith

Comment(s) of the week, Jan. 4, 2017: Let’s talk about faith

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This week’s comments were posted on Rabbi Sharon Brous’ talk, which has sparked quite the conversation. The first poster is Paul Watson, who is exactly the type of community member I’d hoped to highlight when we began this project. Paul’s comment is thoughtful, speaking from his particular area of interest/expertise, and looking at the larger []

Comment of the week, Dec. 14, 2016: Meet the Galloping Goose Trail

Comment of the week, Dec. 14, 2016: Meet the Galloping Goose Trail

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This week’s featured comment comes from Katie Pirquet, who comments on Ryan Gravel‘s TED Talk: How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city. Katie’s comment was the perfect follow-up to watching Ryan’s talk, and a great travel tip for anyone who was really interested in Ryan’s idea! It makes me long to visit []

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 — on topics ranging from the importance of letter-writing to the existence of infinity. []

10 amazing comments from renegade gardener Ron Finley

10 amazing comments from renegade gardener Ron Finley

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Ron Finley, the self-described renegade gardener, gave a hit talk at TED2013 on his gardening efforts all over South Central LA. Finley is an object of my fascination for more than one reason: In the 35 days since Finley’s talk went live, he’s left 178 comments on the site, making him the 3rd most prolific []

The TED Global lineup, as tweeted by you

The TED Global lineup, as tweeted by you

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A monk, a “gentleman thief ” and a drones ecologist. These are just a few of the speakers who’ll be at TEDGlobal 2013, themed “Think Again.” Since revealing the speaker lineup yesterday, we’ve noticed a multitude of tweets flooding in. Excitement certainly seems to be brewing. Below, some of the most fascinating tweets — from speakers and []

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 []