What are the Most Important TED Topics?

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by admin in Business, Culture and Consumerism, Demographics, Technology

We seem to have stumbled upon a list of the most important topics to the masses of people who watch TED videos online, or who attend the famous TED conferences. TED means “Technology, Entertainment and Design”. So it’s reasonable to expect the TED topics to be heavily focused on those three categories. We got the topic list, and the number of videos made and published by TED for each topic, from the main TED website:

http://www.ted.com/topics

After some effort to dump the data into Excel, we could easily make these two key charts. The first chart shows the number of videos by topic, of which there are 337! The second chart shows which topics have at least 0.8% of all the videos, which total 10233 as of 9-28-14.

 

This shows number of videos of TED talks by each of the 337 topics.

This shows number of videos of TED talks by each of the 337 topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 23 topics by number of videos.

Top 23 topics by fraction of all videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we can’t say these are the most popular topics in the world, they probably are the most fascinating to the tech cognoscenti.

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