Brandusa Gheorghe

writer, Freelance
Bucharest, Romania

About Brandusa

Bio

I was born and raised in Brasov, but I came in Bucharest at the University and stayed a bit longer than I planned. After finishing my degree (in Philosophy), I decided I wanted to know more about people than ideas, at least for a while, so I went into advertising. After a short internship at Ogilvy&Mather, I worked as a copywriter at two small advertising agencies. However, even if I really like copy-writing, I wouldn't do the job anymore if it didn't involve at least a little bit of social media. I'm an internet addict, and proud of it. At the moment I am a freelance writer and I'm learning to code. In my free time I take photos, I write, I watch movies, and I volunteer.

Languages

English, French, German

Areas of Expertise

Advertising (Creative), Photography, Philosophy

I'm passionate about

Photography, Movies, Rock'n'roll and I really want to run a Marathon. Preferably in London. What can I say, I like running, but I like London even more. =)

Talk to me about

Anything that interests you. I'm extremely curious and I love learning new things.

My TED story

I've tried to remember how I came to discover TED. But no matter how hard I try, I have no recollection of that particular moment. However, I can't forget the weeks that followed. The fervor, the enthusiasm, the long hours of doing nothing but watch this, and that, and then the laughing, the crying and the feeling of great discoveries happening right here, right now. TED became an important part of my life, I told everyone about it, and apparently so did everyone else, because no one I know is a TED virgin anymore. And after I fell in love with the project, I decided I want us to be together forever, so I became a TED translator. And we lived happily ever after. The end.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Brandusa Gheorghe
Posted over 4 years ago
Should anyone be able to upload their TEDTalk to TED.com?
YES: I think it's a wonderful idea. There are many innovative people with great ideas, they should have a chance to share them. NO: The YouTube argument is valid up to a point. I'm quite certain no one will ever mistake TED for YouTube, but it's true that quality standards shouldn't be abandoned altogether. However, I think there might be a way in which you can make sure only appropriate material is uploaded and shared. You could post a number of minimum request regarding video and material quality. Afterwards, the anyone-can-upload TEDTalks can be reviewed by other members of the community; and if the score they obtain is low, a curator can see the talk and decide if it should remain on TED.com or not. And if not, they can always post it on YouTube :).