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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 16 2011: I believe that allowing anyone to upload a video to TED would hurt the brand. I trust the TED brand to stand for quality and that anything that's made it on TED.com has passed through a quality filter. I don't want to have to BE that filter. I've got too many other things to filter in my life. It would be like crowdsourcing the TED brand. While it's an interesting idea, are the people who would do the crowdsourcing like the people who are paying for the brand (sponsors, attendees, etc.) IDK.

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