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5 Insightful TED Talks on Social Media

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The 2010 Technology Entertainment Design conference will be kicking off tomorrow in Long Beach, California, bringing the leading minds of many fields together to talk shop about innovation, change, and what the future holds. As social media has become a game changer for industries across the board, you can bet the experts at this year’s TED conference will have their sights set on peeling back the hype and getting at the core of what social technology has in store for this year and beyond. Perhaps the best part of the

TED conferences is that videos of the talks are archived and free to view right on the organization’s website. Given the wealth of insight we’re sure to see tomorrow, we thought we’d whet your appetite by highlighting a few recent and exceptional talks from TED’s past, with a focus on social media.

5 Social Capitalists Who Will Change the World in 2010

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Which companies are doing amazing things in the world of socially-conscious business? From Food to Education, these ethonomical firms are changing their industries.

How Social Media Has Changed Us

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Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen social media galvanize thousands over politics, create as many industries as it has destroyed, and offer an abundance of visual and audio entertainment. But has all this incredible change actually changed us, or just the world we live in? Below are some areas in which social media has had lasting, and arguably permanent effects on the ways in which we live. The question is, are these changes all for the better?

3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

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The modern  school faces rough challenges. Budget cuts have caused ballooning class sizes, many teachers struggle with poorly motivated students, and in many schools a war is being waged on distracting technologies. In response, innovative educators are embracing social media to fight back against the onslaught of problems. Technologies such as Twitter and Skype offer ideal solutions as inexpensive tools of team-based education.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for SMBs

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1. Reflect on Industry Trends

2. Set New Social Media Goals

3. Go Local

4. Master Twitter Lists

5. Experiment with the Experimental

3 Powerful Social Good Trends in 2010

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1. Social Activism Will Explode Across the Web

2. Micro-Volunteerism Will Extend Beyond Wikipedia

3. Giving Work Will Become as Important as Giving Money