Theory Thursday: Listening, not just hearing, Global voices

Dec 1, 2011 6:15:58 AM / by Rachel Reardon

Happy Thursday Everyone!

For those who have not yet heard about TED Talks, get ready to have your world rocked, (in a very educational way). TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing people together from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED.com now hosts the best talks and performances from TED and partners that are available to the world. They believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world and we here at Mango couldn't agree more.

In honor of Theory Thursday, I wanted to share a really interesting video from TED.com. Ethan Zeckerman, a researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, provides a really interesting discussion about the clever strategies to open up social media channels, such as Twitter, and read the news in languages you don't even know.

Check out Zeckerman's Talk, Listening to Global Voices. This Talk is thought provoking and inspiring. The Talk ties into social media and global communication and how much the two are interconnected this day and age.

We would love to hear your thoughts. How have you seen social media change global communication? What has your experience been like using social media to connect and understand international topics, relations and/or ideas?

Topics: Mango News

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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