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Lior Zoref

Crowdsourcing advocate, @liorz


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Do you use crowd wisdom to think? Be part of creating the first ever crowd sourced TED talk

I'm about to speak at TED 2012 and present the first ever crowd-sourced TED talk :-)
I'm inviting you to be part of this process and create together my presentation.
Before asking for your help, here's my main idea:
Wisdom of Crowds theory exists for many years. The theory states that the collective wisdom of big crowds is smarter than experts as we solve problems or make decisions.
Until recently, the use of the wisdom of crowds was possible primarily for organizations that have invested resources in developing technological solutions that transformed crowd wisdom into products such as Wikipedia.
This means that anyone with enough social network friends can ask questions that will require them to think. The collective wisdom from all the answers is probably the smartest thing to do.
There are already a few people who are using this method. By doing so, they upgrade their ability to think and make decisions significantly.
That's it…
I'm creating my TED talk using crowd wisdom, your wisdom. It will be the first ever crowd sourced TED talk.
I hope that you'll join me in this journey and take part of this process.
I'm looking for exceptional individuals (not organizations) who are using their own social network profile in order to get crowd wisdom in a way that improves their personal or professional lives significantly.
I'll share their stories in my TED talk :-)
Here are a few areas of interest – musicians, educators, designers, spiritual leaders, marketing experts, people looking for relationships etc.
In addition, if you have interesting stories or ideas that might add value to this topic, I'll be happy if you share them with me.
You can join my journey and get more information at my blog http://liorz.co.il/blog
Looking forward to read your insights.
Thank you.


Closing Statement from Lior Zoref

Thank you for the amazing insights and feedback.

You can read the text of my talk here - http://www.ted.com/conversations/8326/the_first_ever_crowd_sourced_t.html

Thank you so much.

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    Dec 1 2011: I believe in Renewable Energy projects. Specially the Solar Energy Utilization. I have mu twitter account "gnanal" where I tweet any Solar Energy news. I also use the Facebook page "Kanaga Gnana" for the same purpose. These have given me many friends who are interested in this field and I get feed back from many on the latest solar Energy research. This is like the cloud thinking. Many post graduate students follow my work and pose question I try to reply them. This makes me to think and write. I get valuable comments from many of my friends who are also have the same interest. The professional LinkedIn also helps you to join people of your own interest and helps to share information. These all work with the same cloud thinking. You can contact me if you want more details. Cloud computing is done to use the unused computer time for research and I was involved in the Clean Energy Project http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/cep1/overview.do this helps the research and the discussions improves the knowledge of all participating. If you click the Research Projects it includes many such research like Help Defeat Cancer website.and Help Defeat Cancer Forum. these all use the same principle of cloud thinking you are hoping to talk on. These people have completed many research projects and are continuing to do more relevant work and more people can join them and share there unused computer time for the research. So this like cloud computing with cloud thinking. Best wishes with your project. Feel free to contact me if you need more info.

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