My Personal Favorite – TED Talk – 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. Description from TED Talk site.
TED Talk – 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? Description from TED Talk site.
TED Talk – 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. Description from TED Talk site.
TED Talk – Clay Shirky – How Social Media Can Make History
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter, and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics. Description from YouTube.
TEDxWarwick – Doug Belshaw – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies