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Ted introduces its Top Ten List
June 27, 2008 2:42 AM   Subscribe

Too busy to watch all of the great videos over at Ted (or, for that matter, read all the posts about TED here on the blue?)? Ted has you covered: Ted Top Ten.
posted by allkindsoftime (22 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mods: This has got to be counted as a double.
posted by parmanparman at 3:35 AM on June 27, 2008


Yep, double.
posted by parmanparman at 3:40 AM on June 27, 2008


And you had allkindsoftime to check.
posted by ghastlyfop at 3:48 AM on June 27, 2008


How is their brand new Top 10 list considered a double? I know we have a lot of TED posts already, but this is an entirely new feature.

If you're going to call this a double based solely on comparing it to their list of 100 important websites (something else entirely), than there's a whole slew of TED doubles you need to get busy flagging, pp.
posted by allkindsoftime at 4:25 AM on June 27, 2008


Feck.
posted by pracowity at 4:28 AM on June 27, 2008


It's not on TED's top ten list, but this talk is definitely on mine. It gave me goose bumps.
posted by (parenthetic me) at 4:35 AM on June 27, 2008


I don't see how this is a double. Good post, allkindsoftime.
posted by sveskemus at 4:45 AM on June 27, 2008


TED is the cracked.com of awesomeness.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:59 AM on June 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


50 million views, wow. now everyone has really seen the vids.

linking ted is quickly becoming akin to linking the nyt. it's just not news anymore, at least to the kind of crowd mefi caters to.
posted by krautland at 5:05 AM on June 27, 2008


Even if the 50 million views are unique people, that's less than 1% of the world's population.
posted by DU at 5:17 AM on June 27, 2008


Ack, you're right - this is by no means a double, and it's awesome.
posted by ghastlyfop at 5:46 AM on June 27, 2008


Even if the 50 million views are unique people...

I've watched that one of those guys juggling twice, so you're right, the highest unique possibility is 49,999,999 now. Sorry Ted.
posted by allkindsoftime at 5:54 AM on June 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've watched every one (oldest to newest), no more than one a day, sort of a ritual in my daily routine that I always look forward too. It only took about 6 months. The odd thing is some of the best talks were on topics that, going in, I would have never watched (unless I was chronologically going through them). If you do this, go oldest to newest order as many of the talks reference previous talks. Now that I've burned out on TED probably the next will be Google Author talks, by which time TED will replenish with new talks (sigh).
posted by stbalbach at 6:14 AM on June 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know, sometimes Metafilter feels more like a great big race to be the first one to point out someone else's glaring mistake than it does a community blog about the best of the web.
posted by allkindsoftime at 6:18 AM on June 27, 2008 [6 favorites]


You know, sometimes Metafilter feels more like a great big race to be the first one to point out someone else's glaring mistake than it does a community blog about the best of the web.

And I hate chocolate too. Get over it.
posted by parmanparman at 7:01 AM on June 27, 2008


I like this post, and I also like the post parmanparman thinks it's a double with.
posted by forallmankind at 9:04 AM on June 27, 2008


Their podcast of the talks is the awesomeness. I also enjoy Seminars on Long Term Thinking. They make me smrt.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:38 AM on June 27, 2008


Bah. I kind of miss when you’d get this sort of thing as audio. MP3s I’ll listen to when I’m walking around, videos I’ll watch… well, most likely never.
posted by Artw at 9:48 AM on June 27, 2008


You know, sometimes Metafilter feels more like a great big race to be the first one to point out someone else's glaring mistake than it does a community blog about the best of the web.

I tend to agree.
posted by davebush at 10:18 AM on June 27, 2008


You know, sometimes Metafilter feels more like a great big race to be the first one to point out someone else's glaring mistake than it does a community blog about the best of the web.

Ah, and it's always been thus ..... that's why MeFi is such a priceless national treasure.
posted by blucevalo at 10:52 AM on June 27, 2008


that's less than 1% of the world's population.

and roughly closely somewhat approximately precisely near about 99% of mefi users. hey, do you know about the nyt website yet?
posted by krautland at 12:56 PM on June 27, 2008


Maybe we need an 'everyone needs a hug' over here too. Thanks, allkindsoftime.
posted by msamye at 8:27 PM on June 28, 2008


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