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From communism to the threat of cats: This week’s TED ConversationsFrom communism to the threat of cats: This week’s TED Conversations

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

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 debate with their fellow TEDizens from around the globe. This week, dozens of new conversations were started. Many of them were about issues brought up in our first television special, TED […]

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

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

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. […]

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

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

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 a variety of topics — from the history of the Industrial Revolution to […]

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10 amazing comments from renegade gardener Ron Finley

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

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 […]

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The TED Global lineup, as tweeted by youThe TED Global lineup, as tweeted by you

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

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 […]

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

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

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 […]

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

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

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 “What are the ethics of spending money?” to “Are we on the […]

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

Posted By Morton Bast

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 […]

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Comments we loved this year: The speaker queryComments we loved this year: The speaker query

Posted By Morton Bast

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. Our speakers want to hear from you! If something in the talk was unclear or you’re wondering where the research will go next, don’t be […]

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Comments we loved this year: The polite critiqueComments we loved this year: The polite critique

Posted By Morton Bast

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 […]

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Comments we loved this year: The words of supportComments we loved this year: The words of support

Posted By Morton Bast

TED Talks often get 100 or more comments — usually a mixed bag of kudos, critiques and questions. Looking back on the year, we’d like to share a few comments that wowed us. These intelligent, observant contributions took the talks beyond their 18 minutes and into an ongoing conversation. Every speaker appreciates a “Great job!” […]

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Comments we loved this year: The gift of additional informationComments we loved this year: The gift of additional information

Posted By Morton Bast

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. Do you know more about a topic than the speaker had time to share in their talk? Here’s a great example of how a knowledgeable […]