We are living the dream, they say. In a way, we'll agree, what we have now is so much more than required and the constant motion of newer ideas and concepts is never ending. At this point of time, humans are at their creative best.
However, what is the boon of this jet tech age is also the bane. Information overload and in some cases irrelevant information download can stall our progress. Yet we cannot overlook the importance of staying connected and to satiate our curiosity of finding what's happening in the world. I know there are innumerable sources to get that but to find what interests us can be taxing.
Hence we recommend TED (Technology, Entertainment Design) a simple free internet based app that floats ideas. You know their slogan is catchy like the app – "Ideas worth Spreading". Now that's something that will grab attention. The best part it's really simple to use with a user-friendly interface.
What To Expect?
This app is your one stop for finding the new things and the old, what people think about anything and everything. It's got about 2200 videos from inspiring individuals, to influential people (Bill Clinton, Bill gates, Sarah Silverman, James Cameron to name a few) and sometimes just visionaries from all walks of life, talking about their experiences, their discoveries and many times sharing their journeys, opinions and beliefs, that can have an impact on a larger scale. As for the content, there is no dearth. Even though it started with the focus on technology, but really they encompass everything now. From global issues like poverty, hunger, women empowerment to just everyday stuff and discoveries; from science to religion, from food to feelings. From artists doing graffiti to dancers presenting an altered viewpoint and focusing on social issues.
Whether you are looking for inspiration or thinking how to better entrepreneurial skills, you'll find riveting speakers. Another good thing about the app is these videos are usually 18 minutes or less and the speakers present their ideas in conventional and non-conventional ways, so if you find it hard to concentrate for long, you won't find yourself antsy for an end. TED has been arranging conferences and is quite popular as TED talks. The same conferences or seminars they arrange can be viewed in the app. They also have a radio broadcast which you can live stream via the app.
Selection is easy as you have tabs for newer entries, trending, most viewed. If you are in a mood for something specific, they have a quite interesting selection of categories namely – Funny, Beautiful, Fascinating, Jaw-dropping, Ingenious, Courageous, Persuasive, Informative and Inspiring. You select the duration as well and voila it's done. Language isn't a barrier for the same, as its available in 100 languages and with subtitles.
In a way, it's just people talking, but as humans, we realize the significance of speech. Words sometimes can be over-rated, but mostly not. Also, the videos are not mere words, they are emotions shared and a way to connect the world and make it a better place.
To sum it up, I would say it's a pretty straightforward way of sharing the world's knowledge and in a better way, of contributing and taking forward the ideas worth spreading.