"Every day we make that decision: what do we conceal, what do we reveal?" — PostSecret founder Frank Warren

"Every day we make that decision: what do we conceal, what do we reveal?" — PostSecret founder Frank Warren iStockphoto hide caption

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"Every day we make that decision: what do we conceal, what do we reveal?" — PostSecret founder Frank Warren

"Every day we make that decision: what do we conceal, what do we reveal?" — PostSecret founder Frank Warren

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Keeping Secrets

Who should get to keep secrets, and who should demand to know them? In this hour, TED speakers talk about the damage secrets can do, and the shifting roles we play when we keep, or share them.

Since November 2004, PostSecret founder Frank Warren has received more than 500,000 postcards with secrets written on them. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Why Would You Share A Secret With A Stranger?

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Dirty Little Secret The All-American Rejects

Ash Beckham speaking at TEDxBoulder about how we all have our own closets. Courtesy of Kit Chalberg/TEDxBoulder hide caption

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What's Your Coming Out Story?

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Wild Fennel Guitar

Charmian Gooch of Global Witness explains why anonymous companies need to be exposed. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do You Expose An Anonymous Company?

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Meeting in the Aisle Radiohead

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says being apathetic towards our secrets could have a detrimental impact on our lives. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Why Should We Care About Keeping Secrets?

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The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret Queens of the Stone Age