TED Conversations. TED's goal is to help spread the ideas that speakers bring to the conference, and the new social site makes it even easier to participate in the hard-to-get-into conference. You'll have the chance to discuss topics in three categories (ideas, debate and questions; search for and tag topics of interest to you; link specific TED talks to a discussion; and more. But pay attention to the expiration date--every discussion will have one, to keep things focused (just like a live Q-and-A session, right?). You won't just be discussing topics with other TED fans, but with many of the speakers and community members you'll recognize from previous interactions with the TED website. Check out this new public speaking community and share your thoughts on it in the comments.
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