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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chimamanda Adichie's 'The danger of a single story' makes 20 most viewed TED talks so far

TED started out in 1984 as a conference bringing people together from 3 industries: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED has become even broarder since then with annual TED Conferences held in Long Beach and Edinburgh. TED released a list of the most viewed videos on it's website since launch date and our very own Chimamande Ngozi-Adichie makes the list with 2,143,763 views. Topping the list is Sir Ken Robisnon's 'Schools kill creativity' speech which has 8,660,010 views at the time of posting.

'The Danger of A Single Story' is a speech about stereotypes and stereotyping. About how we as humans tend to read a piece of news or get involved in something and then assume everything else or everyone else from that region is in a particular way. Here's Chimamanda's video 'The Danger of a Single Story'