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Chris Anderson

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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

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    Feb 15 2011: Yes, if:
    1) Clearly differentiated section of TED (Adrian Hong)
    2) "Filterable" - I would like to see people from my city or even zip code give their TED Talks, beyond what TEDx already offers. And I'd like to see talks given on subspecialized topics (eg allocation methods for organ transplants, how to prevent American teens from having so many unwanted pregnancies, etc.).

    I also think the creation process would be beneficial to many, even if the talks are of low quality or go unwatched. I'd want to live in a neighborhood full of people who have given Talks. Everybody has a TED Talk in them - get it out!

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