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Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all …

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Seth Godin: This is broken

TED presents Seth Godin, who is an entrepreneur and a blogger who thinks about the marketing of ideas in the digital age. He asks; Why are so many things broken? Seth Godin at Gel 2006 from Gel Conference on Vimeo.

Caitria and Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster

TED presents Catria and Morgan O’Neill who talks about stepping up in the face of disaster. After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and …

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