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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 19 2011: No.

    I think the value of curated talk is very high and I worry that TED could turn into YouTube. I already have trouble finding the time to keep up with the excellent talks that are posted. Without careful selection of the talks I would find it impossible to sort the great from the mediocre.

    It might be possible to have to sites: one with curated talks and the other open to anyone's submission but combining these would be a disaster.

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