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Why do some people hate TED?

Why do some people hate TED? | TED criticism | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 77): I've attended my share of TED talks, and have watched too. There's no denying the power of short bursts of knowledge/inspiration.

I grew up in churches. I quickly began to notice some uncanny similarities between the American church experience and TED. Perhaps TED is a refle...
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The Naked and the TED

The Naked and the TED | TED criticism | Scoop.it
TED Talks are more popular than ever. They're also more vapid, bland, and fraudulent.
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Against TED

Against TED | TED criticism | Scoop.it
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Post dated February 2012

 

- “TED’s ‘revolutionary ideas’ mask capitalism as usual, giving it a narrative of progress and change."

- TED has some aspects of corporatism

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Those Fabulous Confabs

Smart talk has never been such a valuable commodity. It’s spawned conferences like TED, Davos, and now a slew of upstart competitors. It has made the eighteen‑minute TED lecture a viral online phenomenon. But are we running out of things to say?
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With 500 Million Views, TED Talks Provide Hope for Intelligent Internet Video

With 500 Million Views, TED Talks Provide Hope for Intelligent Internet Video | TED criticism | Scoop.it
When Director of TED Media June Cohen shopped around the idea for a television show featuring lectures from the organization's famously elite conference, she was told the talks ...
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Post dated June 2011

 

- TED.com started because BBC turned down their idea of a lecture series for television

- TED thought the talks would appeal to a small geeky audience, given the "esoteric" nature of topics covered

- But many of the talks have gone viral

- Which led TED to rethink its culture: it moved from a closed conference to a platform for spreading ideas

- TED initiatives: TEDx and OTP: most views come from outside the US

- First time TED will be releasing a talk that is not in English on its website: a TEDxtalk from Mexico

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TED isn't a recipe for 'civilisational disaster'

TED isn't a recipe for 'civilisational disaster' | TED criticism | Scoop.it
Chris Anderson: It's a misconception that TED talks oversimplify complex subjects. As its curator, I'm committed to the principle that knowledge should be shared
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Post dated January 2014

 

TED Curator Chris Anderson's rebuttal to http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/30/we-need-to-talk-about-ted

 

- If we posit that TEDtalks are dumbing people down, then we have to ask: compared to what?

- TEDtalks: ignition of curiousity - going deeper into a subject is up to the viewer

- TEDtalks allow for multidisciplinary thinking: get major insights on a subject through a talk, then dig deeper

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I Point To TED Talks and I Point to Kim Kardashian. That Is All. - Download The Universe

I Point To TED Talks and I Point to Kim Kardashian. That Is All. - Download The Universe | TED criticism | Scoop.it
The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It, by Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan. TED Books. Kindle, Nook, iBooks, $2.99 Reviewed by Carl Zimmer Tonight, I want to talk to you about a national crisis. A global crisis. A crisis of such tremendous...
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Post dated June 2012

 

- Oversimplification of complex topics in a TEDtalk

- Lack of scientific evidence or justification

- Overly promising topics or titles of TEDtalks

- Concerns about the quality of some TEDxtalks

- "No time for questions": lack of interaction and debate

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The Big McThink! How TED Became a Consumer Franchise | Wired Business | Wired.com

The Big McThink! How TED Became a Consumer Franchise | Wired Business | Wired.com | TED criticism | Scoop.it
TED was one of the world's most elite gatherings. Then they franchised it to everyone, for free. How TEDx is flooding the globe with big ideas.
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Post dated November 2012

 

- How TEDx fits into TED's larger philosophy of "radical openness"

- Explanation of how TEDx works and why it is important

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Have TED Talks Turned Ideas into an Industry?

Have TED Talks Turned Ideas into an Industry? | TED criticism | Scoop.it
TED speakers are filmed with multiple cameras and edited exactingly. Online, they’ve had more than eight hundred million views...
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Inside TED: the smartest bubble in the world

Inside TED: the smartest bubble in the world | TED criticism | Scoop.it
Imagine, if you will, a snow globe. Wait, the snow globe is in California — Long Beach to be exact. It’s really sunny in this particular snow globe. There’s a beach. Okay, thinking of a west...
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Insights from going to TED 2013

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TED talks are lying to you

TED talks are lying to you | TED criticism | Scoop.it
The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?
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Post dated October 2013

 

About the literature of creativity: books, talks on creativity constantly reiterate a handful of well-known tales.

 

According to the author, TEDtalks epitomise the non-originality of all discourse pertaining to creativity.

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Why the TED list is troubling

Why the TED list is troubling | TED criticism | Scoop.it
Chris Anderson, the organizer of the TED conference, has complained, not to me, not to my boss, but to my boss's boss about our publishing the complete list of his 1,198 attendees. Anderson — not to be confused with the Chris Anderson who edits Wired — finds it "troubling." What we find troubling is the list itself. Fine, it's daubed with Hollywood starlets; they're part of the draw. But why is Zack Bogue, an undistinguished real-estate fund manager, there? Presumably because of his connection with Google's Marissa Mayer. But come on. According to San Francisco's infamous "Googirl" profile, the two aren't even officially dating. That's right: You can get into TED as someone's plus-one.
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Post dated February 2008

 

Controversy over the publication of the list of attendees to TED.

 

I couldn't retrieve said article from Valleywag.

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We need to talk about TED

We need to talk about TED | TED criticism | Scoop.it
Benjamin Bratton: Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster
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Post dated December 2013

 

- The danger of oversimplification

- "TED: middlebrow megachurch infotainment"

- Need for deeper conversation: problems are not "puzzles" to be solved

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