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Why do you come to TED conversations?

I have a secret to confess.

I have become increasingly addicted to TED talks. And only very recently have I discovered TED conversations, it's great.

Then I started reflecting- why do I do this? To get inspiration? To express my opinions or get comfort from recognition? To help people?
I hope my true intention is to want to learn new things.

So I'm curious and want to throw the question to the floor- Why do YOU leave comments at conversations?

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    Nov 6 2013: I initially came to TED believing it is a forum for free speech. I realized it is not in about a couple of months and left it on account of a very unacceptable term of use. I disliked the idea of giving directions to conversations.
    In time changes happened in TED and me. So I came back to old friends here and new thinkers with rare and wonderful insights. I came back to learn when I saw that TED itself is learning too.
    The main reason for my coming to TED remains the same. I use TED platform and its audience to test my ideas and over time I have developed trust on the TED conversation community. I asked many questions in this platform and learnt from the answers. These days I seldom start conversations but spend more time participating in others conversations.
    I come to TED because it is very intellectually satisfying for me.

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