TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading — through TED.com, If you haven’t heard about TED before or weren’t much interested about those talks by highly influential people, today I want to show you the importance and share the top 10 best ted talks about our Digital Lives which I have recently watched again.
TED has been my top online media channel to gain more influential ideas and listen to the game changers who live around the globe. One of the reason why TED is so important amongst other channel in the internet is that it includes information that is very well picked, relevant to our contemporary lives and credible.
My Favorite time to watch a TED talk is when I’m having a main meal in front of a PC at Dinner time and then having long debates about it with my partner and friends 🙂
In this post I have shared the Top 10 best TED talks which describes our Digital Lives that I would say aspire with the futuristic life of humanity.
So sit tight and watch them and share your thoughts with us.
Our digital lives (Top 10 best TED talks)
1. Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
2. Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale’s rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.
3. Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral
Kevin Allocca is YouTube’s trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can’t wait …)
4. Rives: If I controlled the Internet …
This one is my favorite with a lot of humor by Rives. How many poets could cram eBay, Friendster and Monster.com into 3-minute poem worthy of a standing ovation? Enjoy Rives’ unique talent.
5. Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world
Clay Shirky looks at “cognitive surplus” — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we’re busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we’re building a better, more cooperative world.
6. Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
7. Evan Williams on listening to Twitter users
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
8. Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender
Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they’re becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.
9. Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy
We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent’s research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.
10. Adam Ostrow: After your final status update
Many of us have a social media presence — a virtual personality made up of status updates, tweets and connections, stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks a big question: What happens to that personality after you’ve died? Could it … live on?
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