3 Ted vids that rocked my world this weekend

Twitter, Athletes and Love

1. The Strangeness of Scale at Twitter – Del Harvey – 9 min

“When hundreds of thousands of Tweets are fired every second, a one-in-a-million chance — including unlikely sounding scenarios that could harm users — happens about 500 times a day. For Del Harvey, who heads Twitter’s Trust and Safety Team, these odds aren’t good. The security maven spends her days thinking about how to prevent worst-case scenarios while giving voice to people around the globe. With deadpan humor, she offers a window into how she keeps 240 million users safe.”

http://www.ted.com/talks/del_harvey_the_strangeness_of_scale_at_twitter

2. Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger? – David Epstein – 15 min

“When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.”

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_epstein_are_athletes_really_getting_faster_better_stronger

3. Love. You are Doing it Wrong – Yann Dall’Aglio – 11 min

“In this delightful talk, philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that’s ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it’s easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age.”

http://www.ted.com/talks/yann_dall_aglio_love_you_re_doing_it_wrong

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