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  • Changing The World One TEDTalk At A Time.

    Posted on March 1st, 2012 halliedominick No comments

    Most recently, “TEDTalks, Ideas Worth Spreading” have gone viral.  Believe it or not TEDTalks actually began in 1984.  TEDTalks began as a conference that brought it’s audience together to discuss technology, entertainment, and design (TED.com).  This conference met twice a year in Long Beach and Palm Springs California (TED.com).  The recent hype about TEDTalks came with the introduction of TED.com in 2007.  This website stretched the scope of TEDTalks topics.  This website put everyones favorite talks from TED online for FREE.  Right now more than “900 TEDTalks are available online”(TED.com).

    What is most impressive about this website is it’s goal.  It does not aim to make a profit like most capitalistic organizations of our time but rather to “spread ideas” (TED.com).  This seems a bit cliche but is actually extremely impressive.  On TED.com it is stated “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.  So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.”

    Though a website cannot single-handedly change the world it is definitely a starting point.  The ideas that have branched from TEDTalks including the TED Prize “awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, “One Wish to Change the World” (TED.com) and theTEDx Events “designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level” (TED.com) all contribute to a world where one is open to sharing their opinion without fear of rejection.  From this innovative ideas and a more progressive world can come.  By progressive I mean a world in which countries not as advanced as the United States can break the societal roles they are given at birth due to their demographics.

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