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What have you learnt from watching TEDTalks?

I often find myself bringing up things I have learnt from TEDTalks in conversations with friends and colleagues. What are some of the things you have learnt from watching TEDTalks, that you did not know before?

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    Jun 29 2011: I really don't know where to begin...
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      Jul 25 2011: Jimmy, I know your are Tedsterian (a Ted expert and promoter) maybe you can share more specific learnings?
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        Jul 25 2011: The thing is that I've watched just about every Talk and learned SOOOO much... hmm... let me go through my favorites and maybe I can put something together!
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        Jul 25 2011: There Joe,

        I made a little contribution, thank you for "pushing" me!
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          Jul 27 2011: Jimmy, I sensed that you do care greatly about TED and thank you for those great TED insights.

          More on the TV project that you're checking, maybe there is also a way to make TED as popular as Hulu and Netflix on set top boxes, media players like Apple TV or the digital services that goes with the newer TVs and blu-ray players.

          Or simply put TED talks in Hulu or Netflix contents and similar services.

          Another idea that's useful to me and maybe also useful to some Tedsters is to integrate subtitling and make the transcripts easily downloadable.
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          Jul 27 2011: Hello Joe,
          As new TEDTalks get added, the English transcripts become available. Then, the subtitles are done by volunteer translators participating in the TED Open Translation Project. Any transcript or subtitle can be easily downloaded directly from TED or from the interface dotsub.com as .srt files which can be converted into any kind of text. I hope that helps.

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