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A seat for those who want privacy, an experience for those who want friends: Delta designs for two types of travelersA seat for those who want privacy, an experience for those who want friends: Delta designs for two types of travelers

Posted By Michelle Quint

There are two kinds of people who fly: those who want to talk to the person sitting next to them and those who want a quiet ride. Luckily, Delta has created a sensory experience for both kinds of travelers in their Connectivity Space, outside the theater at TED2014. For the connectors, we’ll start with a […]

Q&A

This girl hacker is beating all the boys: a Q&A with Jennie LamereThis girl hacker is beating all the boys: a Q&A with Jennie Lamere

Posted By Alison Prato

If you’ve ever had the ending of your favorite TV show ruined by a spoiler-filled tweet, Jennie Lamere feels your pain. The 18-year-old tech whiz won the grand prize at Boston’s TVNext Hack event in April for inventing Twivo, a clever app that blocks all mentions of a show you’re waiting to watch until you’re […]

Culture

7 talks that will encourage you to talk to strangers7 talks that will encourage you to talk to strangers

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In today’s talk, Intel engineer Maria Bezaitis brings up a fascinating point: why is the phrase “don’t talk to strangers” such a part of our cultural zeitgeist? “When we’re at our best, we reach out to people who are not like us because when we do that, we learn,” says Bezaitis, in this talk given […]

Q&A

The asocial side of social media: TED Book author Damon Brown on our “virtual shadows”The asocial side of social media: TED Book author Damon Brown on our “virtual shadows”

Posted By Jim Daly

Are your endless tweets, status updates and Instagrams robbing you of enjoying what’s special about the moments you’re trying to share? Damon Brown fears they may. In the TED Book Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed With Documenting Our Lives Online, he lays out a compelling case for mindfully balancing your online presence with being present in […]

Technology

When our private lives become public online … will it make us more or less tolerant?When our private lives become public online … will it make us more or less tolerant?

Posted By Helen Walters

“I’m not arguing that this stuff shouldn’t exist,” says Juan Enriquez. “I’m saying that precisely because this stuff is so powerful, we should be careful and think about what we’re doing, instead of treating it like a lark, thinking if we post something at 2am that no one will care.” The Boston-based entrepreneur and many-time […]

Global Issues

Remembering and responding online: Lakshmi Pratury at TED2013Remembering and responding online: Lakshmi Pratury at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Once, Lakshmi Pratury says, she was deeply troubled by the public lives of young people on the Internet, but now she has hope — because the same kids who post their party pics online are also posting their political outrage. Her talk turns to a sad and shocking recent event: the gang-rape and torture of […]

Culture

A taxonomy of TED on TwitterA taxonomy of TED on Twitter

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Sharing is caring, and here at TED we do a lot of both — especially on social media. You can like our Facebook page, catch us on Instagram and follow us on 19 active Twitter handles. That’s a lot, we know, but sometimes good sharing means not oversharing. In other words, we want to make sure you get the information […]