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Chris Anderson

Curator, TED


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Should anyone be able to upload their TEDTalk to TED.com?

YES: because there are thousands of invisible geniuses out there. Let's bring their wisdom to the world! The TED crowd will quickly vote up the good ones.

NO: it will plunge the site into an ocean of mediocrity. The best thing about TED.com is that it's curated. Every talk is good. Don't turn it into youtube

Topics: ideas innovation

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    Feb 15 2011: yes, yes and yes...it seems to me a lot of people are concerned about the quality of the presentations, and feel comfortable that someone else did the judging before and gives them the guarantee that they'll spend valuable time watching it ....well, real life is not like this....we were fortunate enough with ted's care and attention, but i think that it is the time for viewers to grow up, and judge with their own minds....and there's something more...i dont think that someone would ever publish something on ted without making sure that is valuable - at least from that person's point of view...i think that this is the most valuable thing-the effort people who want to publish put on it....how much learning and discovery could trigger this thing at the very basic level of non-famous people with a spark in their heads...so to conclude...yes, yes and again, yes

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