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Join a conversation: How can we build our cities on a foundation of social justice?

Posted By Tedstaff

Over on TED Conversations, we’re exploring a question from George McCarthy of the Ford Foundation. He asks: “How can we build cities that are sustainable, inclusive and truly just?” He writes: The fact is more than half the world’s people now call cities home. All of the world’s population growth over the next four decades—some […]

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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 — from “Should we have an opinion about everything?” to “Teaching robotic fundamentals with […]

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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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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, ask a question that they just can’t get out of their mind, or start a respectful debate on an issue they hold near and dear to their heart. This week on TED Conversations:  a debate on innovation, questioning the […]

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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, ask a question that they just can’t get out of their mind, or start a respectful debate on an issue they hold near and dear to their heart. This week on TED Conversations: Challenging conventional wisdom on aid to […]

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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, ask a question that they just can’t get out of their mind, or start a respectful debate on an issue they hold near and dear to their heart. This week, dozens of new conversations were started — from “What […]

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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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Read about our most-commented TED Conversation yetRead about our most-commented TED Conversation yet

Posted By Tedstaff

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 […]

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Life, in six words: Highlights from our chat with Larry SmithLife, in six words: Highlights from our chat with Larry Smith

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 2006, Larry Smith issued a challenge to his online community: encapsulate your life in a six-word memoir. It quickly became a phenomenon, with people all around the world chiming in. Smith is still fascinated by the short tales people tell about themselves — especially those told by kids. And so he conceptualized the TED […]

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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 […]