ESLnewscast.com produces a news podcast that discusses three stories that are in the news. But how important are those stories? How important are any of the stories in our news?
That’s what this week’s TED Talk is about. The speaker, Kirk Citron, argues that “we are drowning in news”, and most of it won’t matter decades from now.
So, he created www.longnews.org, a project that tries to focus on the news stories that will still matter many years from now.
Over 300,000 people have viewed this TED Talk since it was posted in April 2010. It’s been translated into 39 languages, so if you don’t understand everything Citron is saying in English, then you can add subtitles in your native language.
Do you agree with this TED Talk? How much of the news in your country won’t matter 100 years from now? Let us know in the comments section below!