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(Wired)   How TED talks got big, as told by big TED talkers   ( wired.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 10:39:43 AM  
By giving attention whores a platform by which they can distill very complex issues into ridiculously simplified and wholly inadequate collections of soundbytes that a selfie-obsessed audience of narcissists can then repost on Facebook or other social media platforms as evidence of their deep connection with the wider world and its important ideas without having to actually learn or do anything substantive about said world or ideas?

Not your TED talk, though, that was totes awesome. You're one of the good ones, of course.
 
2017-04-20 11:05:35 AM  
 
2017-04-20 11:23:00 AM  
Ms. Swamp master is hooked on this... I close the door and go gag in private...

Like a vegan-cross-fit-sham-wow meeting.
 
2017-04-20 11:33:50 AM  
If I am in a certain mood I will scour Ted for an obscure science related topic and give them a watch.  Science probably has the best hit rate for something actually interesting and enlightening for me.... and even then 9 times out of 10 it devolves at points to narcissism groupthink and naive optimism
 
2017-04-20 11:38:36 AM  
I liked TED talks in the beginning, but then TEDx came along and it all went to shiat.
 
2017-04-20 11:39:05 AM  
Some of you sound like person that boos at the end of Billy Elliot
 
2017-04-20 11:46:53 AM  
Compost-Fueled Cars: Wouldn't That Be Great? - Onion Talks - Ep. 1
Youtube DkGMY63FF3Q
 
2017-04-20 11:52:46 AM  
Digital, yeah?

Also, this.

'Thought Leader' gives talk that will inspire your thoughts | This is That | CBC
Youtube _ZBKX-6Gz6A
 
2017-04-20 12:08:31 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Not your TED talk, though, that was totes awesome. You're one of the good ones, of course.


I'm subscribed to the Ted RSS feed, and I only watch about half of the videos.

// mostly when I'm in the kitchen cooking

// lots of subjects don't interest me enough to watch someone talking about it on stage, so I remove them from the reader before they synch to my tablet.

// screenshot goodness ... the ones in blue are about to get deleted

img.fark.net

// I'm hard tech, so social, religious and biological stuff generally doesn't interest me.

// if Yoda goes into cardiac arrest, can't he just use the force to give himself CPR?
 
2017-04-20 12:16:31 PM  
TED talks: someone standing up and talking in front of a crowd

Would get into them more if SOMEONE TRANSCRIBED THE TALKS
 
2017-04-20 12:54:09 PM  

kkinnison: TED talks: someone standing up and talking in front of a crowd

Would get into them more if SOMEONE TRANSCRIBED THE TALKS


Who wants to read transcripts?
 
2017-04-20 01:08:27 PM  
TED talks: the self-important leading the easily impressionable.
 
2017-04-20 01:14:29 PM  

kkinnison: TED talks: someone standing up and talking in front of a crowd

Would get into them more if SOMEONE TRANSCRIBED THE TALKS


I'd rather read one as well, but some people gotta have it all churched up, I guess.
 
2017-04-20 01:20:26 PM  
I always suspected the original concept was based on the pseudoscience about attention span. Earlier speeches play this out. It's like auditing a subject, and if it's interesting, I will look up more info on it.

Peak TED delusion  is Malcolm Gladwell.
 
2017-04-20 01:25:54 PM  

img.fark.net


LOOK AT ME, I AM ATTENTION WHORE

 
2017-04-20 01:38:49 PM  

Foxxinnia: I liked TED talks in the beginning, but then TEDx came along and it all went to shiat.


I don't even have a TED anymore, and I don't miss it at all.
 
2017-04-20 01:44:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: By giving attention whores a platform by which they can distill very complex issues into ridiculously simplified and wholly inadequate collections of soundbytes that a selfie-obsessed audience of narcissists can then repost on Facebook or other social media platforms as evidence of their deep connection with the wider world and its important ideas without having to actually learn or do anything substantive about said world or ideas?

Not your TED talk, though, that was totes awesome. You're one of the good ones, of course.


I was going to say autism, but I like your description better.
 
2017-04-20 01:47:33 PM  

Foxxinnia: I liked TED talks in the beginning, but then TEDx came along and it all went to shiat.


The first one with Henry Winkler talking about attempting to draw attention to or create publicity for something that is perceived as not warranting the attention, especially something that is believed to be past its peak in quality or relevance was probably a good indication that it was not going to do well.
 
2017-04-20 02:41:26 PM  

kkinnison: Would get into them more if SOMEONE TRANSCRIBED THE TALKS


The podcast includes a SRT file (Subtitles)

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 02:52:55 PM  

lordargent: kkinnison: Would get into them more if SOMEONE TRANSCRIBED THE TALKS

The podcast includes a SRT file (Subtitles)

[img.fark.net image 850x499]


Still a damn video where text would be easier and more efficient
 
2017-04-20 02:59:11 PM  

kkinnison: Still a damn video where text would be easier and more efficient


For some content, the video is a necessity.
 That being said, if you don't feel a given topic requires video, the text is also available, so you have no reason to complain since they're provided the content in multiple formats.

// I can't read text while I'm cooking, so at the very least, I need the audio.
 
2017-04-20 03:06:43 PM  
No mention of the TED radio hour yet? Take a TED speech and have Guy Raz interrupt it several times.
 
2017-04-20 05:17:15 PM  

g-clef: obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o


Wow. Someone discovered how effective public speaking works. How revelatory. How clever.

TED talks are like anything else; some are cool, useful, or fascinating; some are so far up the speaker's own ass they can do dentistry.
 
2017-04-20 09:26:51 PM  
Absolutely hate that stuff. Bullshiat advice from strangers.
 
2017-04-20 11:16:53 PM  

morg: Absolutely hate that stuff. Bullshiat advice from strangers.


Don't follow them next time
 
2017-04-21 06:49:36 AM  

Pocket Ninja: By giving attention whores a platform by which they can distill very complex issues into ridiculously simplified and wholly inadequate collections of soundbytes that a selfie-obsessed audience of narcissists can then repost on Facebook or other social media platforms as evidence of their deep connection with the wider world and its important ideas without having to actually learn or do anything substantive about said world or ideas?


I call that Malcolm Gladwelling.
 
2017-04-21 04:22:07 PM  

Boudyro: g-clef: obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o

Wow. Someone discovered how effective public speaking works. How revelatory. How clever.

TED talks are like anything else; some are cool, useful, or fascinating; some are so far up the speaker's own ass they can do dentistry.


Don't talk about Drew like that!
 
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