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Bernard White

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In TED do we really give "thumbs up" when it is "argued well"? Or do we give "Thumbs up" when "we agree with it"?

I say this, because many people often argue their points very well. Even if I don't necessarily agree with them. How reliable is the "Thumb up" system?

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    Jun 14 2013: In my first stint in TED, I took it literally. I observed that it's only rarely I could thumb up.
    I have grown wiser now. If you get a thumbs up from me these days, it can mean anything between, 'I agree with what you say' and 'I am happy to see you'.
    Actually, I don't want to feel less generous than my colleagues in the TED community.

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