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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

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    Feb 17 2011: I think a big part of curation is knowing what to leave OUT. Having done a small amount of speaker selection for my TEDx event- I cannot tell you how many pitches I get to sell and to self-promote. Ick. I think a big part of the TED love I feel is rooted in the trust of the curation...

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