One of the most powerful and influential podiums in the world today is the renowned TED Talk. With over one billion views, this prestigious online collection of presentations — which cover all things Technology, Entertainment, and Design — has become big business and an instant source of international fame and acclaim for anyone lucky enough to be invited as a TED speaker.
The team at renowned PLOS ONE recently crunched the data in order to analyze the scientific impact of a TED Talk. Scientific American writes: “They looked into the characteristics of academic presenters, the relationship between these characteristics and video popularity, and the impact a TED talk has on the presenter’s citation impact.”
You can read the full analysis by visiting ScientificAmerican.com. You can also watch three of my all-time favorite TED Talks below, watch them all by visiting TED Talks on FEELguide, and enter the mothership at TED.com.