Are TED talks awesome or obnoxious? | The Tylt

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The TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has become a cultural phenomena because of its stylized and branded "talks." Just mentioning "TED Talks" brings an image to mind of a person on stage, waiving their hands, talking into a head-mounted mic with a slide deck in the background. The talks are from interesting and smart people offering new perspectives, ideas and insights. But the talks can sometimes feel trite, condescending and formulaic to many who watch.

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Still can't tell if it's awesome that this collection exists or if it's obnoxious.
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In parody, The Onion put together "Onion Talks." If you ever found TED Talks to be obnoxious, but couldn't figure out why, these videos put their finger on exactly what was bothering you.
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Inspiring, check. Interesting, check.
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Chris Anderson, founder of TED, explains what makes a good TED talk.
FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Are TED talks awesome or obnoxious?
A festive crown for the winner
#TEDTalksRock
#TEDTalksUgh