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Alexis Ohanian "You've Lost Control (And that's OK!)" from TEDxYerevan, September 25, 2010

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Thrilled to have been a part of the first TEDYerevan! Thanks to reddit for giving me so many things to give TED Talks about. Hope I made Mister Splashy Pants proud. It's not too late to keep donating to reddit's Donors Choose fundraiser!

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Alexis Ohanian "You've Lost Control (And that's OK!)" from TEDxYerevan, September 25, 2010

  1. You’ve lost control And that’s OK!
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  4. Social Media
  5. Social Media?
  6. Social Media
  7. Social Media
  8. Social Media
  9. Social Media
  10. Ideas worth spreading.
  11. “ There was an Armenian Genocide”
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  13. “ I just ate an entire bag of Doritos. I’m so high right now. lol.”
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  15. “ Brand X makes the best hummus in the world.”
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  17. “ I love you!”
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  19. Where all ideas are created equal.
  20. Beyond Borders.
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  24. Step 1 Acceptance
  25. Step 2 Invite serendipity
  26. Free drinks?
  27. e.g., The Colbert Report
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  43. $29,945
  44. $29,945
  45. $29,945 $46,983
  46. Dear Redditors, Ever since the visit of one of your Dear Leaders, Alexis "kn0thing" Ohanian, my inbox has been orangered with pleas to "Restore Truthiness." The track record of your hivemind speaks for itself. Mr. Splashypants got a name. You rescued Soapier. You frightened the sweet-and-sour Jesus out of a 90-year-old man on his birthday. Despite how silly and nonsexual reddit can be, your true colors show when someone is in need. I almost had a pregnant when I saw what you had done at DonorsChoose.org for classrooms around the country. I am humbled and honored (a rare combination for me), and find myself wishing there was a Look of Approval. You have inspired me by helping untold thousands of students; with the momentum you've created, we could stage a hundred rallies. I might just call on you, Redditors - for nothing is more terrifying than tens of thousands of Heroes taking to the streets with the faint odor of bacon wafting behind them. Except for bears, obviously. One huge upvote for you. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA
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  50. Step 3 Engage
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  52. Be honest. Be open. Golden Shield Project
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  55. 10 days later…
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  60. 10 days and lots of press later…
  61. $280,000!
  62. $500,000? $280,000!
  63. Mister Splashy Pants
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  71. Big Ideas
  72. Big Ideas
  73. Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas
  74. Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas Big Ideas
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  79. Hello, world.

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