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Top 5 TEDxTeen Talks

Not every teenager sits around, texting endlessly and at all the wrong times, causing their parents to worry about a possible addiction to technology. Some of them give TED talks in their spare time. How will we talk about feminism? What does it mean to "fail," and why shouldn't we fail better? What is love? Why isn't America investing in young black men? And are the people who create change the silent supporters rather than the vocal leaders? In this curated selection of TEDxTeen Talks, the adolescent version of the adult TED Talks, five teens discuss these ideas and how they collide with their own stories.
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Why Texting "LOL" May Be Making You Smarter

Business & Finance : Fast Company (2 years ago)

Linguist John McWhorter defended the language of most teenage girls (and quick-typing adults) in his TED talk. Teachers and parents alike bemoan texting as the fall of literacy, turning writing into an informal landscape that neglec... Read Post

NED Talks: How TED Talks Simplify Ideas

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (3 years ago)

Who doesn't at least like TED Talks, the "Technology, Entertainment and Design" conference that aims to smarten us up without asking us to work very hard? We sit at our computers, watch someone give an 18-minute-long talk, and belie... Read Post

Video: Tavi Gevinson Slays It At TEDxTeen With Speech On Pop Culture And Feminism

Lifestyle / Fashion : The Gloss: Fashion (3 years ago)

At a recent talk put on by TEDxTeen (an independently organized TED event), teen fashion blogger and EIC of the excellent girls' website Rookie Tavi Gevinson gave a great talk on feminism, pop culture, and why we should all be Stevi... Read Post


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