Am not a morning person. I don’t enjoy waking up at five, or four or whatever ungodly hour people think they are at their most creative .Side note,creativity happens at all hours of the day.So you may ask me .What Is your morning routine then?
Pay attention kids.This one could win a Nobel peace prize.
Anyway. On a good day. Say I slept for atleast five hours give or take. I open my eyes first (duh !! *do people still say that?) look around my room searching for my Phone.Look at the time. And depending on the time I pick what to do. Twitter did suffice for me at first. I’d go online and see what conspiracy theory was being swallowed by the masses on that particular day . But of late I’ve found a new love. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside .
My new love goes by the name TED an acronym for Technology Entertainment Design .The app icon is red set on a white background. TED talks as they are often referred,has a long history with the first talk being hosted sometime in 1984,the talks then became an annual event from 1990.Today, however a new talk is uploaded everyday on the TED website.Physical attendance of the TED talk conference Costs a whooping $6000.Which is the reason why I’m talking about the app and not the conference .
Besides their scandalous ticket prices, the people at TED are doing something amazing. And as their slogan summarises beautifully ,the ideas talked about in a TED talk are worth spreading. TED talks is everything a student wants or somebody who is willing to learn.Which is all of us if you think about it .
My chance encounter with TED talks happenned after I read Purple Hibiscus by the lovely Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was Impressed by the novel so much that I goggled her online. In the search results there was a link to her TEDx talk on ‘why we should all be feminists’. And of course I was curious to know if she talked the way she writes. After listening to Chimamanda I went on to view other talks.And finally just downloaded the app.
The TED talk app has thousands of talk videos ranging on various subjects. My all time favorite being technology, comedy,space,aircraft,africa.Just to mention a few.The talks are arranged by category in alphabetical order.The popular talks have their own column.While the new talks appear as the home page for the app.
There’s no signing in to the app. So that’s one less thing you have to worry about. You can download the talks as either high quality video , low quality video or an audio file .There’s an option for live streaming for you all who still don’t know how to use a download button. (You can download YouTube Videos on the YouTube app BTW for those who did not know .How cool is that!).
I hope this will be your new favorite pastime .Am leaving links to my favorite talks so far. Go ye and learn something .Will ya?