This is a personal project intended to bring new experience to the TED web platform.
I love TED; it’s a great stage for meaningful talks. However, there are problems when it comes to the topic discussion. Certainly, ted.com has a comments section on every talk page. But there are no tools for real user-to-user interaction.
You can post a comment under a video, but it is literally like talking with the wall. Someone can reply to your comments, but it leads nowhere because you can’t even continue the discussion with a person (there is no such thing as private messages). Obviously, there is no way to invite someone to the conversation or to explore the most important discussions and join them. Moreover, TED.com entices you to consume more content instead of taking a breath, thinking about the topic and discussing it with other thinkers. I believe TED.com users deserve a much better experience. And if we are going to enhance the one aspect, why not to rethink the whole experience?
Hope you will find my journey interesting. Let’s begin.