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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 17 2011: Many of the comments that have already been made suggest that the there should another place where you put the talks so that you can differentiate between talks that have been chosen and ones that have been put up by users. However, I believe this is the exact job of YouTube and that you should simply make a new channel on youtube with all the other talks that have ever been given to be put up on youtube and whenever an "unchosen" reaches a certain number of veiws it would become "chosen" and put up on the TED website. Lastly I believe that you should publicize your YouTube channel much more on your websites since some users might prefer to watch talks on the YouTube viewer rather than the TED website veiwer.

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