This is concerning. See, for a lot of us, TED stands for curated freedom of expressiveness that gets people to think. TEDx stands for making that same level of sharing and participation available to organizers from anywhere, anyplace, and any social caste. Censoring provocative talks that get people thinking – I do believe the TED audience is educated enough to think first and not just believe everything they hear – is thus very troubling for the TED reputation. It strongly suggests that TED isn't that idealistic after all – they are confined within a system that does indeed taboo certain topics and thoughts. Either they are concerned about potential government crackdown, they are concerned about their pocketbooks, they are concerned about their 'high connections', or something else… in any case, not quite the ideal many people hold TED to represent.
/via +Kee Hinckley
NationalJournal.com – Too Hot for TED: Income Inequality – Wednesday, May 16, 2012
National Journal delivers the latest political news and analysis. If you’re plugged into the Internet, chances are you’ve seen a TED talk – the wonky, provocative web videos that have become a sort o…
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