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How Social Media is Changing the News: Xavier Damman at TEDxBrussels


Xavier Damman is the CEO and cofounder of Storify, an internet start up company that helps people curate what people post on social media into coherent narratives. Xavier moved from Belgium to San Francisco in 2009 with the goal to make sense of the social web to better inform the world on what is happening as reported by people on the ground using social media. He’s also the founder of HackDemocracy a meetup group which tries to think about the ways technology can impact democracy for the better. He’s a firm believer in sharing, in spreading good ideas and in the power of technology and networks to make the world a better place.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)How Social Media is Changing the News: Xavier Damman at TEDxBrussels


  1. gplouf

    Congratz for what you did and how you did it Xavier (TEDx, pay it forward
    attitude, and so on…). It’s really inspiring and helpful. I think that
    young web entrepreneur (and belgians) can be proud to see that you start
    changing the world citizens point of view with this amazing Story(-ify).

  2. TheCalinanNewsNgayon DonheartDeimos

    My question is that we need identification card to do our webcasting? Thank
    you TEDxTalks

  3. Farhan Rehman

    Some great insights by +Xavier Damman on how Social Media is changing the
    face of News and Democracy.. Let those mobile phones shine brightly indeed!

  4. Joe jackson

    Do a lot more with your facebook account with w w w . FaceSoftware . c o m
    i am enjoying it

  5. Megan Eskey

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for this TEDx talk, right on target.

  6. Tina Louise

    Social media… changing the world one connection at a time (en-masse):

  7. Mike Wolf

    this was recommended by a new friend from Edmonton…you will find this
    interesting…peace, [SHALOM] Mike Wolf 

  8. Kristin Hersant

    “Democracy is not a given. You need to fight for it and keep fighting for
    it.” #sotrue


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