Watch TED Talks: Cyber Awe

The Ted Talks series features lectures by people from various fields who discuss concepts that affect society in the past, present, and future. This lecture is about intimacy and the rise of social media. Has social media made us less connected to our fellow human beings, or is it bringing us closer together in ways we could have never imagined?

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  • Presenter Markham Nolan shares the investigative techniques he and his team use to verify images and videos in real-time on the Internet.

  • At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss and share, rather than passively consume.

  • Presenter Gary Kovacs makes the case that Web tracking isn't 100 percent evil; personal data can actually make your browsing more efficient.

  • In this talk from the TEDYouth conference, YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca discusses the four reasons a video goes viral.

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