Long time no diary. While Insider has been away from the diary, iUniv has been featuring videos from TED. TED, an abbreviation of Technology Entertainment Design, is an organization that hosts conferences under the mantra “Ideas worth spreading.” The conferences are called TED Conferences, where many people from many fields make presentations. Some conferences have been held in Japan as well. In fact, one of the iUniv insiders (not me, who is writing this diary) made a speech recently. If you are interested, please take a look! :-)
So on the iUniv home page 8 TED talks have been featured so far. Here are some of the highlights:
Hans Rosling on global population growth
Speaker, Mr. Rosling, is medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker from Sweden. Yes, he is from Sweden and he uses IKEA boxes to describe the connection between population growth and economy. Very easy to understand, even for a world-affairs-lamer like Insider.
Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness
Speaker Mr. Hill leads a project named LifeEdited, under the slogan ”Less stuff, more happiness” - which is something akin to the Japanese term “Danshari” (断捨離). His speech makes Insider realize once again that the traditional Japanese tatami room is the sublime form of “less stuff, more happiness”.
Secrets of Social Media
Jimmy Wales: How a ragtag band created Wikipedia
Mr. Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the site which Insider uses every day. He founded Wikipedia to create a free encyclopedia that everyone can gain knowledge equally from around the world. Though mostly made by volunteers (in fact, they only have one employee) the contents are high quality and Mr. Wales explains the secrets.
Talking about Wikipedia, many of you must be using it from your smartphones.
Recently, we released an application that makes your Wikipedia search experiences fun and educational. Introducing “goocus” - please check it out at http://gooc.us/
iUniv features many more TED videos, which Insider will pick up again some other time on the iUniv home page.