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It is a fact TED is a unprecedented success. How do you think it differs from other inspirational and original talks available online?

Hello global community :) At the moment i'm doing a dissertation for my MA. in social entrepreneurship. I am curious to know the underneath (sometimes subconscious reasons) why the individuals are so passionate about TED and what does it triggers in their lifes. Innovation? Reinforcement of personal talents? Creativity? awareness? a more personalized type of education revolution? A craving for authenticity and establishment of relationships? Empathy? A reconnection with millenary way of inspiring by story telling? Is TED playing a "digital parenting" role for individuals, especially for the young generation? Is it a tool for reforming education?

As you may see, there are so many questions! Please feel free to just pop intutitive ideas, feelings and visions ... They will all serve for my analysis.

Looking forward to reading your comments.

Thank you very much,



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  • May 28 2013: At what time o your day / night do you prefer to watch TEd.com? If you could average the times… i suppose in your free time. however, do you watch TED sometimes in your work break to relax and tune off from daily stressful activities?
    Thank you,

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      Jun 1 2013: I watch some of my favorites during lunch breaks at work when I'm feeling uninspired. Working in a creative atmosphere all day can be draining at times, so TED talks breathe new ideas and life into what I do on a daily basis.

      Hope that helps! :)

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