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TED: Ideas worth spreading

Wow, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything so apologies to my tens of readers.  I’m sure you’ve been pretty torn up about it.  The good news: I haven’t been posting because I’ve been busy getting settled in to my new job in NYC, where I’ve been given plenty of great ideas for things to blog about.  Stay tuned…



To make up for the long hiatus, I’m sharing one of my favorite things: TED.  TED is a nonprofit devoted to sharing “Ideas worth spreading.”  TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, attracts intellectuals, artists, visionaries, scientists, inventors, poets, humanitarians, comedians, innovators and everyone in between by challenging them to give the best talks of their lives in under 18 minutes.  These talks take place at TED Conferences, or as Kathy Griffin describes it, “a conference for geniuses.”  For all of us non-geniuses, the talks are available to watch and share for free on ted.com/talks. Some of the videos, like the Steve Jobs graduation speech below, aren’t even directly tied to TED events, but are featured on TED’s Best of the Web, or other partner series “to highlight inspired talks on sites other than TED.com.” (more…)

November 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm 1 comment


Written by Kristin Kepplinger


In the digital age, the biggest barrier to communication is information overload. Forget the Dow Jones; we operate in an attention economy. Selective Attention shares the things worth paying for.

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