Bloggers, Authors, Writers, Creators, Innovators, Entrepreneurs .. wherever you are this is your future .... thank goodness for thinkers and developers and researchers and Chris Anderson and Seth Godin .. I know – lots of “ands” ... but this you need to see ....
Seth Godin’s latest blog post is entitled “Beyond Crowdsourcing” where he advocates one of the latest global TED talks, given by Chris, who is the present curator of the TED talks ... which I know most of us will be aware of and have probably listened to at least one or two of the presentations.
Chris Anderson - TED curator
I thought I’d just have a brief sit, start watching the video Seth suggested and think I’ll come back sometime – but NO .. this riveted me to the screen .... so much so this is my post today – I encourage you to watch it – 18 minutes.
All of you are creators, designers of your life, dreamers, wanderers .... here is the future for us, wherever we are in the world, we can create an idea and get it to spread .. this video should change your thinking .... should it not?
I was first introduced the idea of micro-finance through a video in the early 1980s on the Grameen Bank, the concept of people helping themselves is spreading .. and we now have Kiva and many others - I'm sure you'll visualise the possibilities of these sorts of thinking ...
Here we see the power of video, the power of people, the power of crowds .. that little sprinkling from the clouds, that can spread and grow into a storm .. as Seth says “His video will be seen by more than a million people by the end of the week” .. not possible with the publication of a book – is it?!
We’ve had the printing press, we’ve had reference books, almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and many many others .... we were into audio ... but now video will be the 'king of the castle' .. if one video will be seen by one million people within a week .. what ideas can be spread through the power of openness and as Chris calls his talk “Crowd Accelerated Innovation" ....
Please watch the video – and come back and comment .. or vice versa! .. but let’s add to the numbers viewing of this amazing piece of history ... let me know what you think .....
TED Video: Chris Anderson - Crowd Accelerated Innovation
(the actual video link in case the one above is broken and you want to copy and paste: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_anderson_how_web_video_powers_global_innovation.html )
Seth Godin Blog Post: Beyond Crowdsourcing
Chris Anderson was a former computer journalist and magazine publisher – see Wiki for his interesting brief bio.
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